New York, NY; December 2018: Ica & Kostika, a revolutionary luxury footwear brand, launches their first collection Exobiology, an exploration of the future of life and fashion in the universe.
Structured, highly intricate shoes with striking silhouettes are the specialty of Ica & Kostika. Each shoe is carefully
constructed to comfortably fit the natural form of the foot.
The Mycelium shoes are inspired by the radial growth of the mycelial branching from mushrooms. There are three
variations: a wedge, a heel, and an extreme heelless style.
The Coral shoes utilize the branching of a sea fan to cover a large surface area while remaining lightweight. The coral
shoes have three variations of wedges changing their branching structure.
The Seahorse shoes borrow the same beautiful skeletal structure of a seahorse with segments gradually changing scale.
The Seahorse shoes have a wide range of materials and hand-painted finishes, each with their own unique geometric
The Spine shoes manipulate the vertebrae of the spine to create a continuous form along the foot. The spine shoes are
available in three finishes: silver, white and black chrome. Additional finishes may be available upon request.
“This collection is a celebration of the natural systems that create beautiful intricacies and how we can go beyond nature
to create a form engineered to our desires, something otherworldly” states Ica Paru.
ABOUT ICA & KOSTIKA
Ica & Kostika is an emerging luxury footwear brand accentuating the fusion of footwear design and technology. They employ a hybrid of techniques exploiting the advantages of various industrial processes, including both additive and subtractive fabrication. The studio highlights exclusive small production runs while focusing on computational innovation.