New York-based Bodega Rose as led by Olivia Rose has created a limited-edition vase inspired by Maison Margiela‘s famed Tabi boot. A cool testament to the iconic status of the shoe among fashion lovers, the vase is made of Jesmonite and limited to a total run of 20.
While the Maison Margiela Tabi made its debut on the label’s inaugural runway presentation in the summer of 1988, the cloven toe style silhouette has an enduring history dating back to 15th century Japan.
Commenting on the inspiration for the Tabi, Margiela explained in a 2015 interview, “My inspiration was still very academic in those days, very British, 1900s, masculine shoe styles on feminine lasts, with high heels that looked chunky seen from the side and quite narrow seen from the back. The chosen leather, assembly and finishing were as those used in traditional footwear for men.”
As for who purchased the first pair of the label’s Tabi silhouettes, it was none other than designer Ann Demeulemeester, who was part of the Antwerp Six of which Martin Margiela is an honorary member.
Price at $250 with dimensions of 12 inches by 10 inches by four inches, Rose’s vase is available to purchase on bodegarose.com.