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FTW_SYMT_shadow / Footwear innovation


“SYMT” stands for the geometry term “symmetry,” a sustainability thinking embodied as a pair of footwear: “FTW_SYMT.” The derived project entitled “FTW_SYMT_shadow” was created to demonstrate the versatility of “SYMT” guidelines. “FTW_SYMT_shadow” proposes a sustainable pattern printing process, by utilizing “ONE print and DONE” approach. The abstract pattern on the shoe upper is a collective frames generated from the p5.js environment, a creative coding medium. “FTW_SYMT_shadow” captures the form of yellow NYC traffic light as the source for pattern ideation, in response to the original context of designing footwear for daily commuters.


Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, United States

Chia-Yuan Ko,
Pratt Institute