photos by Shay Ben-Efraim & Ilit Azoulay
High-end designer Kobi Levi takes art and function a step further than anyone else; his designs are detailed and distinctive, and even catch the eye of Lady Gaga (as seen in her Born This Way music video).
Levi’s artistic creations began after graduating from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem when he worked as a freelance footwear designer, learning the ins and outs of craftsmanship and development. Nine years later in 2010, he revealed his creations to a blog, and the overnight exposure allowed him to open a shop in Tel Aviv, his hometown, where the handmade shoes are created, produced and sold. Visit www.kobilevidesign.com for more of Levi’s unique art. This season, explore your shoe style and perhaps go out of your comfort zone for the “sole” reason of creativity and expression! – WLM
An ordinary annoyance in the life of a sneaker becomes a work of art.
The spellbinding instrument of angels conceived as show stopping heel.
The most fashion-forward way to wear a baseball cap.
Whoppi Goldburg has been spotted wearing these bright slippers. True to the inspiration for the design, the heel is shaped like one of the peels.
A pencil and a notebook; the essential ingredients of creativity.
Inspired by Chinese decorations, Levi’s newest shoe is classic red and gold, with dragon scale and red fringe details.
Specially designed for the “8 variations for Stradivari” exhibition at Cremona, Italy (May 2013), this style is Kobi’s view of the classic musical instrument.