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Design inspiration

Images of two men and one woman made up of composite images.


In the Shoe Gallery you can see interviews with three designers that reveal their creative process as they design footwear.

There is no single way to design a shoe, but every designer starts the process with a creative spark inspired by things they have seen, heard or experienced. For two designers, Chris Law and Guy West, music plays a vital role in the creative process of design. They have each kindly created a playlist of their favourite songs that have shaped them and their designs. What would be on your playlist?

Playlist by Chris Law

Chris is the Senior Design Director at Adidas Originals

Urizen by David Axelrod

Tiny Circle by Wolf People

No Love Lost-2010 remaster by Joy Division

Night of the Living Baseheads by Public Enemy

Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose by James Brown

Evolve or Be Extinct by Wiley

Ghost Town by The Specials

Root Down-remastered by The Beastie Boys

Search and Destroy-Iggy Pop Mix by The Stooges

Beat Bop-edit by Rammellzee


Playlist by Guy West

Guy is the Creative Director at Jeffery-West 

Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones

Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music

Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand

Rocks by Primal Scream

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by The Artic Monkeys

Do You Remember The First Time? by Pulp

Don’t Look Back Into The Sun by The Libertines

Animal Nitrate by Suede

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie

What Went Down by Foals

Charlemagne by Blossoms

A Forest by The Cure

The Passion of Lovers by Bauhaus