Exobiologie is the new collection of the shoe brand Ica & Kostika. Futurism, aesthetics of the third type, innovation … Is it innovism ?
Exobiology: why this name is given to the collection of the shoe brand Ica & Kostika ?
What is exobiology ?
In Wikipedia, we define exobiology, also called by the Anglo-Saxons astrobiology, by the intermediate science having for object the study of the factors and the processes, in particular geochemical and biochemical, which can lead to the appearance of the life and to its evolution. Welcome to the matrix !
Why is this name given to the collection of the shoe brand Ica & Kostica? This series was designed to explore the future of shoe design through the fusion of fashion and computer technology. Indeed, Ica & Kostika explores the future of digitally generated shoes.
Exobiology and the meta shoe
The highly complex digitally generated shoes are characterized by their futuristic silhouettes. Each shoe is meticulously designed to adapt to the natural shape of the foot.
Ica & Kostika uses hybrid techniques to harness the benefits of various industrial processes, including both additive and subtractive manufacturing methods. The details of what was said, infra.
Who are Ica & Kostika and where did their revolutionary idea come from? ?
When you go to their website, Ica & Kostika welcome us with the following words. Fueled by passion, love and beauty, and brought to life by combining art and math at the highest level, Ica & Kostika thus forged their heels and shaped the way.
Disruption or upheaval by disruptive innovations is at the heart of existence. The Big Bang disruption is what destroyed / upset time and space and us in all of this. Each of us desires this rupture / this upheaval. This is Ica’s business path & Kostika !
What is the Big Bang disruption ?
Disruption is an integral part of the economy affecting all areas of products and services. Efficiency is at the heart of it: the search for more efficiency for less. This is the era of the cloud, technical advancements and Moore’s Law.
What it says about Moore’s Law as it applies to the IT industries ?
It provides that the power of the processors is doubled at regular intervals. The law applies to all IT industries. We are witnessing an exponential boom in technologies that are becoming the new engines of the economy in the world. Technologies replace all old products and systems.
In addition, their price / performance ratio is constantly doubling. Customers who see this ratio also expect better for less money. In terms of development and progress, it is no longer a question of competition between the old ones in the market, but of the revolutionary mode of operation and culture of newcomers in this market..
What characterizes these are the speed and the absence of limitations. Customers are now adopting en masse. The entire audience is targeted.
Exobiology of Ica & Kostika, where do we get the ideas for the shape of the shoe, its development, its look ?
“This collection is a celebration of natural systems that create beautiful complexities and how we can go beyond nature to create a shape designed to our desires, something from another world,” comments Ica. & Kostika on their extraordinary collection.
The names that Ica & Kostika give their shoes a description of nature reproduced in a technological way to their vision. Thus, we can read names like coral heels, mycelium wedges, seahorse heels, spine wedges, etc..
Exobiology of Ica & Kostika, the soft coral type shoes
Ica & kostika generated four formal strategies in the development of the collection. In designing the coral shoes, the studio used the branching logic of a soft coral from the order Alcyonacea. This method covers a large area while allowing the shoe to remain light..
Just to meet the curiosity of some, coral is an oceanic sea animal with a limestone skeleton, for hard coral, as opposed to soft coral. Their branching depends on the specific shape of its species depending on the minerals in the ocean. The variety of shapes is very large. Did you know that there are mushroom corals that look like the tops of mushrooms ?
Exobiology of Ica & Kostika, mycelium-type shoes
Mycelium shoes are inspired by the radial growth of the mycelial branching of fungi.
The entanglement of many very fine, branched filaments is the mycelium. Just for the record, among the mushrooms, there are also the water mushrooms.
Exobiology of Ica & Kostika, the seahorse type shoes
We are always in the aquatic world looking for ideas of ramifications allowing the realization of more than original shoes. The hippocampal shoes borrow the sculptural skeletal structure of a hippocampus that expresses segments that gradually change in scale.
The seahorse is another oceanic marine animal whose only branching can be found in its skeletal structure.
Exobiology of Ica & Kostika, the spine type shoes
Spine shoes manipulate the vertebrae in the spine to create a continuous shape along the foot. We do not specify the animal whose spine was the inspiration for Ica & Kostika for the design and production of this type of shoes.
Varieties of allure of the shoes of the Exobiologie collection
Each of these four styles in the collection is produced in different silhouettes or finishes. We can talk about corals and mushrooms, like Ica & Kostika did, to explain the ramifications in light of the cosmobiology that served as the structure of his shoes designed with full originality.
But we can see these shoes differently. So we can see the capillaries of an organism in the development phase.
You can also see the tree branches. To focus on the more basic plant world, we can see broccoli, if we want. If we want to get out of the biological world, we can explain the carcass of the shoe by the formation of progressing crystals..
Varieties of shapes and silhouette of the shoes in the Exobiologie collection
We must talk about innovation and originality in terms of the shape and silhouette of the shoe and not just in terms of its appearance. Indeed, some models are with heels, others with platforms. However, there are no models of flat shoes. All pairs shape their feet.
To avoid sore feet while wearing these shoes (this is valid for all high-heeled shoes), try to stick on silicone pads. These are half-soles that you will find in most drugstores in supermarkets..
Last precision concerning high heels: high heels can be mastered! It’s better to be sure when walking in the shoes of the future. A woman should feel comfortable as she walks, sure of herself.
And just for the record, have you wondered why women wear high shoes? ?
The most original answer comes from Sacha Guitry who said that “the high heel was invented by a woman who was tired of being kissed on the forehead”. Alfred Kinsley provides a significantly more different answer. This renowned sex therapist explains that “the female leg adopts the same attitude as during orgasm, the foot is stretched until it lines up with the calf”.