Krishanu Mitra

Contact:
mitrakrishanu12@gmail.com
University/School:
De Montfort
Location:
De Montfort
Specialism:
Art DirectionAward NomineeFootwear DesignIllustrationMenswearSportswear & LeisurewearSustainabilty
About Me

Footwear Design Graduate & Sneakerhead

An enthusiastic Footwear Design Graduate from De Montfort University, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. Clear interpretation of Colour and Trends and proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the footwear industry.

As a child, footwear/shoes were always synonymous with outdoors, games, fun. My interest in sports like tennis and football which I played in and for my school increased my curiousity in the specifications of shoes required for each sport. I also learned to note levels of comfort, discomfort and pain a footwear can cause to fast growing flat feet. Having parents with keen interests in sports and medical background, I understood and was fascinated by the process of footwear designing where I found a perfect blend of art and science which can actually make the world STAND commercially.

INSPIRATION

Mod-Runner & Boot Concept

Inspired by the Seadoo GTI SE 170 and modular Matryoshkarim nesting furniture, the Mod-Runner features interchangeable interlocking outsoles that make the shoe multipurpose. The sole unit features a neon-speckled split midsole with two compatible outsoles: one for trail, another for lifestyle. Sharp 3M reflective accents that make the shoe stand out, an invisible BOA lacing unit, polar fleece details and a jute-infused nylon pull tab make their way to the upper.

A trend focused boot concept inspired by figure skates, architecture and futuristic lifestyle incorporating an earthy colour palette paired with responsible leathers. The prototype features a futuristic sole unit, waterproof YKK Zip, reflective accents and ethically sourced leathers.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Krishanu Mitra

Architecture, Automobiles, and Innovative Product Design carry a massive influence on all my designs. I believe the three categories never really differentiate between different cultures and diversities. Shoes like the ISPA Road Warrior, Yeezy 450, SCRY Shuttle and many more excite me for the era of progressive and futuristic footwear design that I am stepping into. While designing shoes that have fusions of lifestyle, athletic and outdoor elements, I incorporated modern as well as traditional design elements like contrasting colours and materials, 3D printed components, Sharpe 3M reflective accents, various closures and lacing systems and bold panelling. The Mod-Runner for one has its own take on sustainability where the consumer would essentially be able to use one shoe for a vast array of purposes and keep purchasing recyclable outsole modules when required.

Speak less than you knoweth, Have more than thou showeth -WIlliam Shakespeare
Art DirectionAward NomineeFootwear DesignIllustrationMenswearSportswear & LeisurewearSustainabilty
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