check out cult illustrator olka osadzińska's fantasy sneaker collaborations

The artist shares her sneaker dreams exclusively with i-D ahead of Crepe City sneaker fest.

by Charlotte Gush and i-D Staff
24 April 2015, 12:08pm

Ahead of Europe's biggest sneaker convention, Crepe City, Polish sneaker designer Olka Osadzińska has teamed up with Lyst to imagine their ultimate fantasy collaboration kicks, and we've got the exclusive on her super cool illustrations.

Inspired by Hello Kitty and Yohji Yamamoto's recent unexpected hook-up, Osadzińska has paired some of Lyst's top selling sneaker designers with a random but inspired range of pop culture icons. Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent has been paired with legendary New York nightclub Studio 54 to produce angel-winged white rollerblades with gold accents and a YSL chain, while Nike Airs are printed with green scales and slashed in Jurassic Park style. Balenciaga high-tops have white flowers at the ankle and shiny blue balls on the toe in homage to Jeff Koons, New Balance get a Lego makeover and white Giuseppe Zanottis have zips, chains and a furry panel, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette.

Osadzińska is a young artist, art director and curator from Poland, who has worked on art projects internationally, showing her work at MoMA Warsaw and in Berlin and Tokyo. She has designed two signature shoes for Reebok (with a third on the way) and last year created Elle's first ever illustrated cover for the Polish edition. Lyst stock 16,000 sneaker styles, so you can pretty much find anything you want, apart from Olka's awesome imaginary ones, sadly.


Illustrations by Olka Osadzińska.
Trainers imagined by Olka Osadzińska and Lyst.

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