Sebastian Errazuriz’s Shoe Art Collection Is Inspired by Former Girlfriends

Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates from Your Next Shoes. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more details.

Some of the typical ways people get over a breakup are by burning keepsakes, binging on ice cream, and drinking oneself into a stupor.

Chilean-born artist Sebastian Errazuriz has something a little different in mind, though. For him, the way to get over a breakup is to create an entire shoe collection.
Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz used twelve of his former lovers as the inspiration for each of these 3D-printed shoesArtist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz used twelve of his former lovers as the inspiration for each of these 3D-printed shoes

Most bizarre way to get over a breakup? Probably, but it’s also the most creative, inspirational, and fabulous. Errazuriz spent over a year creating the 12-piece shoe collection, saying that the process was “infinitely more complex, revealing, and difficult” than he thought.

No kidding; not only did he have to relive memories of his past failed relationships, but he also brought his designs to life using 3D printing technology, the concept of which alone is already difficult to grasp.
Errazuriz's lover Natasha was sweet as honey and inspired these wedgesErrazuriz’s lover Natasha was sweet as honey and inspired these wedges

This December, Errazuriz and the public can begin to enjoy the fruits of his labor in a month-long art exhibition titled “12 Shoes for 12 Lovers.” The exhibit won’t open until December 6, but you can get a glimpse of the shoes on the designer’s website where the artist is revealing one design per weekday.

The first shoes he revealed was the “Honey” inspired by Natasha (not his former flame’s real name). In the back story, Errazuriz included, Natasha was sweet as honey, but he eventually broke up with her because he wasn’t used to being treated so nicely.

Other designs he has revealed include the “Cry Baby” shoes inspired by Alexandra:"Cry Baby" shoes inspired by Alexandra

"Cry Baby" shoes inspired by Alexandra“Cry Baby” shoes inspired by Alexandra

For the shoes called “Gold Digger,” he had a girl named Alison for inspiration:

Gold Digger shoes inspired by a girl named Alison

Gold Digger shoes inspired by a girl named Alison

Gold Digger shoes inspired by a girl named AlisonGold Digger shoes inspired by a girl named Alison

The designer’s “Heart Breaker” shoes were inspired by Laura:

Red Heart Breaker shoes inspired by Laura

Red Heart Breaker shoes inspired by Laura Red Heart Breaker shoes inspired by LauraRed Heart Breaker shoes inspired by Laura

And a former girlfriend named Sophie inspired his “Ice Queen” pumps:

Sebastian Errazuriz 12 Shoes Lovers Ice Queen

Ice Queen pumps inspired by SophieIce Queen pumps inspired by Sophie

All the shoes in the collection have interesting backstories. The exhibit will run from December 6 this year until January 6, 2014 at the Melissa Pop-Up Shop on 830 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida.

Credit: Sebastian Errazuriz's website

DO YOU LOVE SHOES? Win free shoes, organize your shoe closet, see the latest styles + more

Filed Under: 3D Printed

Curr Cat
© Copyright Your Next Shoes 2010 - 2020 | Back to Top