Welcome to Shoes by Bryan, the official site for shoes designed by international award-winning designer Bryan Oknyansky. The shoes shown on this website are distinct, unique, and like nothing before seen, all for which there is a good reason: Bryan Oknyansky has no boundaries.
It's not about trend, it's not about product cycles, and it's not about marketing. It's about technology and beauty, both in materials and people. Behind Bryan Oknyansky's success is his synthesis of avante-garde design talent with expertise in cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies - in other words, his training as a professional architect.
Since 2000, Bryan Oknyansky has engaged a profession preoccupied with the environment we live in as an award-winning designer on projects ranging from exhibition design to airports to cities. On the topic of how footwear and architecture relate, Bryan Oknyansky says:
"Architecture and footwear share the same brief: It must be beautiful, and it can't kill you. Besides, if you can't stand up straight in my space, what's it all for?"
His outside of the box visionary approach has earned him international success as a designer, researcher, and Guest Architecture Design Lecturer in Los Angeles, Beijing, Moscow, and London, where his design studio is currently based. Over the last three years, Bryan Oknyansky has experimented with manufacturing technologies applied in the automotive and aerospace industries and has bridged the gap between fashion and architecture with his debut luxury high-heels collection Heavy Metal Series.
Bryan began officially designing high-heels in May 2011 in a collaboration with Berlin-based Haute Couture label Kimberit. In the span of his first six months as an official luxury footwear designer, he's presented a ground-breaking debut collection as a last-minute invitee of Berlin Fashion Week SS12, Paris Fashion Week SS12, and Manchester Loves Fashion SS12, and has held private viewings in exclusive West London venues. With interest for his shoes all over the world coming from designers, boutiques, photographers, shoe lovers, and pop stars, Shoes by Bryan has been established to design the worlds most beautiful and functional luxury footwear designs.
Have a look at these works of art and get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky to design the next collection of unimaginably luxurious shoes. Contact Shoes By Bryan by filling out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu.
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. - Coco Chanel
Footwear has a responsibility beyond its appearance to endure the forces imposed on them by people. Any slight miscalculation can result in pain from bruises to fractures. In the 21st century, it is not acceptable to design something that doesn't work. It's simply unfashionable.
Bryan Oknyansky defines luxury footwear as the combination of bespoke and unique artistry with the application of the latest in digital design and manufacturing technologies. The Shoes by Bryan model is different. There is no dependency on manufacturing partners and thusly no limitations on the level of manufacturing complexity with which the shoes are designed. This is all made possible by the Re-Industrial Revolution currently taking place making cutting edge technology accessible to designers, which is the phenomena responsible for how quickly Bryan Oknyansky ascended to prominence in the bespoke footwear arena. This is not to say that anyone with access to the same design and manufacturing technologies can design Shoes by Bryan. Rather, it's Bryan Oknyansky's creative vision and years of industrial experimentation with the technology he uses that leads all his designs to be patently unique.
Most footwear designers do not mention the inherent physics involved in the design and creation of footwear. Bryan Oknyansky begins with physics as the main design problem and, as his recent title of Red Dot: Product Design 2012 Honourable Mention testifies, he never presents a final product to a client that cannot stand the test of human wear.
All Shoes by Bryan are designed using advanced CAD software which means real life data such as foot measurements, orthopedic and ergonomic specifications, and material performance characteristics can be plugged in to the design. The actual shoes are then fabricated using Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) and computer numeric controlled machinery (CNC machines), both of which significantly reduce the probability of human errors and manufacturing defects. The end results are "fingerprint" shoes that are maximally comfortable specifically for the person they were designed for.
The result of Bryan Oknyansky's cutting edge design and manufacturing workflow is an endless possibility of design innovation that can ensure each and every design is both one-of-a-kind and built to the quality of an heirloom that can be passed on from generation to generation.
To get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky about designing and developing a new breed of luxury footwear, please fill out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu.
Start something new with Bryan.
Shoes by Bryan is proud and honoured to join creative energies with great talents from around the world. Bryan Oknyansky, sole designer of Shoes by Bryan, is wholly dedicated to creating the most beautiful and unprecedented luxury footwear designs in the interest of expanding artistic horizons into the future. What started as a fashion collaboration quickly grew in acclaim to transcend collaborative boundaries. Whether there's an opportunity to design footwear for cutting-edge fashion labels, prominent footwear design companies, artistic photo shoots, film and television productions, music performances, or art exhibition - to name but a few expressions - Shoes by Bryan looks forward to designing for the future with talents the world over.
Bryan Oknyansky has collaborated with many international talents including Kimberit (Berlin), Nicola de Main (London), and Jan Lim Studios (Los Angeles) with other collaborations underway across the globe.
To get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky about collaborating, please fill out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu.
Bespoke rental and pull agreements for every venture.
Since its start in the Summer of 2011, Shoes by Bryan has been highly sought after for editorial and look book shoots as well as live catwalk shows and product videos. Shoes by Bryan makes all designs available for editorials, product placements, look books, videos, live performances, and exhibitions.
To get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky about renting and pulling Shoes by Bryan designs, please fill out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu and a Product Request Form will be sent in a reply email.
A brand of exclusive luxury.
Shoes by Bryan is a brand that values artistry, experimentation, and innovative uses of technology and materials. All designs are at once art works and comfortable shoes. Bryan Oknyansky is open to discuss stocking existing designs as well as exclusive editions of existing designs and new designs in boutiques that share similar objectives.
Alternatively, Bryan Oknyansky is actively searching for opportunities to develop new products for scaled manufacture in markets all over the world.
If you are a buyer, boutique owner, or entrepreneur interested in stocking or developing new Shoes by Bryan products, please contact Bryan Oknyansky by filling out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu.
A pair of shoes as unique as a fingerprint.
Everyone is unique, but you wouldn't know it by the design choices on offer, even at the bespoke level. For Bryan Oknyansky, designing bespoke shoes isn't about selecting a design off the shelf and decorating it. Owning a bespoke pair of Shoes by Bryan is like commissioning a building or monument to your signature essence - a blank slate, a personal collaboration between you and Bryan, a world of possibilities.
A bespoke pair of Shoes by Bryan is at once artistic and at the same time comfortable as all designs are created using state-of-the-art technology.
Get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky to discuss designing bespoke pairs of Shoes by Bryan by filling out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu. A reply email will be sent back as soon as possible with more details on how to proceed.
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Split Heels turned heads at London Fashion Week's Fashion Fringe 2012 Finale, at the 3D Print Show London 2012, and at Bloody Gray Press Days in London -
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Join in creating something new, exciting, and mutually beneficial.
Shoes by Bryan is a new and energetic brand that reaches the consciousness of a robust demographic of consumers including fashion and entertainment industry specialists as well as business owners who routinely work to expand their professional and service networks. Shoes By Bryan is a new kind of luxury footwear design company built from the ground up with unlimited opportunities and potential success. With the organic development of the company, opportunities and success thrive on mutually beneficial partnerships, potentially with business and services like yours.
Bryan Oknyansky's distinguished background including international design awards has fostered past corporate sponsorships with various industries including automotive manufacturers, venue hire, and eco-friendly printing in events ranging from exclusive private views to international Fashion Weeks.
Currently, Shoes By Bryan is seeking corporate sponsorship for manufacturing samples of new innovative footwear designs; printing of marketing materials including catalogues, flyers, and banners; media sponsorship; as well as event planning and venue hire. If you see an opportunity to sponsor activities in these categories and also offer sponsorship for other mutually beneficial activities, please get in touch.
To get in touch with Bryan Oknyansky about sponsoring specific activities to enrich and promote the development of Shoes by Bryan to, in turn, reach your business and services out to an excited and extensive community of supporters, please fill out the Enquiry form at the bottom of the main menu with your suggestions.
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