Making a Shoe: McEnsal School of Fashion

Fashion student Wanjiru Muriu- Anami takes us through the design process of the Modo sneaker.

By Mcensal School of Fashion and Design

Video of Wanjiru Muriu-Anami creating the Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Shoe design and embroidery

This is a video of Wanjiru Muriu-Anami showcasing the shoe design and embroidery process.

White Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Making a shoe

The Modo sneaker is one of Wanjiru Muriu-Anami's signature achievements. It is aimed at the discerning woman who values quality

Inspiration board for the Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Inspiration: plates

These plates bear intricate designs which served as inspiration for the design by Wanjiru of the Modo sneaker

Colours

Wanjiru uses vibrant colours for the modern trendy woman.

Wanjiru uses beads which are locally sourced from markets all over Kenya.

Beads used in the Modo sneaker. by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Wanjiru's slogan is to "count every bead to ensure quality".

Inspiration board for the Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

The Modo is made from an ordinary sneaker but with a throwback to a more traditional time to create a contemporary feel to it.

Doing the beadwork on the Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Stitching

The beads are handstitched carefully with great precision

Wanjiru sewing the Modo sneaker by Wanjiru Muriu-AnamiOriginal Source: Jiru

Finishing Touches

Wanjiru adding finishing touches to the Modo sneaker.

Credits: Story

Story by:
1. Martin K Maitha
2. Magunga Williams

Photography by Kabutha Kago

Produced by: Belva Digital

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