Julia Thomas

MA work

My final collection at the RCA started with a journey through the paintings of Rothko and Richter, as well as the seascape studies of Sugimoto. The aim was to create eight pairs of shoes that capture the sensitivity of these paintings and photographs. I wanted to play with the tension between the moving and the still. An optical illusion of the blurred shoe draws together different materials and depth of painted textures. The shoes are represented as pairs, where in some there is a continuation of movement from the left to the right that expresses itself in asymmetry.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2013

    Specialism

    Footwear

  • My final collection at the RCA started with a journey through the paintings of Rothko and Richter, as well as the seascape studies of Sugimoto. The aim was to create eight pairs of shoes that capture the sensitivity of these paintings and photographs. I wanted to play with the tension between the moving and the still. An optical illusion of the blurred shoe draws together different materials and depth of painted textures. The shoes are represented as pairs, where in some there is a continuation of movement from the left to the right that expresses itself in asymmetry.
  • Degrees

  • BA, Cordwainers Footwear, London College of Fashion, 2010
  • Experience

  • Intern, PR department, Jimmy Choo, London, 2004–5; Intern, design department, Jimmy Choo, London, 2009; Intern, design department, Nicholas Kirkwood, London, 2010