OAT Shoes won second prize at the Green Fashion Awards during the Amsterdam International Fashion week! We’re so stoked! It was such a hectic day yesterday starting with an early rise at 5.30 to be in time to set up our gear and get the models ready for the show. Mariel had been running around all week to get our wheelbarrow looking spotlessly white, hooking us up with moss from the ‘dakdokters’ -roof doctors-, finding the perfect bonsai tree, arranging the models, transportation, the hottest white briefs for our models and all the things that you need but don’t know about to make Adam and Eve walk out of Paradise with the Shoe of Life!
So we got to the Westerpark venue around 7 and explored the hectic backstage area where models and designers were groping for coffee to cope with what was going to be a long and hectic day. Our eyes opened with caffeine, we got to work to make our wheelbarrow the best lookin’ wheelbarrow ever to grace a runway! -the models were the easy part, they were looking pretty great right off the bat-. In the meantime a crew from MTV came by to tell the world about the first biodegradable shoes that bloom on the world -and shoot our preparations for the show- so in about two weeks everyone in Holland will be able to enjoy watching Chris and Mariel mucking about with iron wire, sneakers and moss.. but you might also get a second peak at our handsome Adam and Eve walking the runway AND watch us win the second prize! YEAH!
–Photo by Peter Stigter–