As soon as we saw Carla’s feature on The Design Files, we thought she rocked. We loved her line work and use of block colour, and with both of us being based in Melbourne, a Bared x Carla McRae collaboration was a must!
We soon had Carla doodling designs for our ‘Pintail’. Low-profile and sleek, this limited-edition sneaker showcases McRae’s character-based artwork via unique, detailed embroidery.
The result? A chunky-soled, street-style sneaker, with a sweet side.
Here are a few words from Carla:
My name is Carla McRae and I’m a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator.
I’m super excited to have collaborated with Bared on these sneakers! Whether I’m sketching on paper or painting a big wall, I use my pencil to immerse myself in my own space of shape, line and colour. It was so fun for me to think about creating my flat, 2D worlds on a three dimensional object, that can be used, loved and worn ’til they fall to pieces. I hope you feel as free and calm when you’re wearing these sneakers, as I do when I am drawing.