The Virgin Collection by OAT

19 May

by Catherine Warmann.

February 6th, 2011

Dutch company OAT have designed a range of biodegradable shoes with seeds embedded in the tongues.

Called The Virgin Collection, the shoes can be discarded by burying them in the ground, where they completely decompose and a bouquet of wild flowers grows to mark the place.

The collection of trainers for men and women was launched at Amsterdam International Fashion Week last month.

OAT, a young innovative company founded two years ago by designer Christiaan Maats, presented the fresh Virgin Collection at the Green Fashion Competition of the AIFW 2011. The show featured the sneaker planted in a white wheelbarrow pushed forward by a scantily clad Adam and Eve. ‘SAved from the garden of Eden’ was the theme of the show, building on the idea of a sneaker collection made of ‘all the good stuff mother earth has to offer’.

The Virgin Collection carries shoes for men, women and a unisex pair for those who don’t mind sharing. All models embrace natural shades, fine classic lines and popping spring colours. The soft canvas makes the sneakers breathable and the flexible sole ensures a comfortable fit. They’ll be available in several European stores by spring 2011.


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