Liz Ciokajlo is a footwear designer, educator and researcher bringing years of experience working as a product, furniture and fashion accessories designer to her practice and company OurOwnSkin.

The aim of the work is to bring a fresh look at how materials and technologies can underpin and reshape fashion footwear at the most emotive levels. The focus of the work is bio and natural materials, 3D print processes, the body and how this will alter footwear constructions; seeing this combination as futuristic and decisively female.

She has worked on innovation projects with footwear companies, on research teams and exhibits internationally, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art New York (Items: Is Fashion Modern), 2019 Venice Triennale (Broken Nature) and The Design Museum London (shortlisted for 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year and currently in Moving to Mars).

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