A shoe with personality. Remarkable, unprecedented and classy. A shoe that can give one’s outward appearance an unmistakable expression. Driven by this idea 2014 a handful of individuals got together and summarily founded the fashion label Avyno.
For this design I created a custom portrait of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti (ca. 1370 – ca. 1330 BC), the wife of the great Pharaoh Akenathen, based off of her famous bust, residing in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. I then added two circles reminiscent of aureoles found in most depictions of Christian Saints, and subtle but needed contrast that added a stamp like feel to the final logo. And oh yeah This could indeed be printed on a Basketball Jersey.
Mosi (meaning “the first born” in swahili) is the first shoe by Avyno. For this design i was shot with many early ideas and references by Brandley, most of which were about simplicity, classiness and maximum wearability. A design so fashionable it would crossover between urban and chic. Something light, yet robust from the look of it. While a white sole was an undeniable choice in early sketches, it was obvious we would go for Monochrome color-ways to best serve the needs of the wearer. After many iterations, the result came from Silvio, one of the designers o the team. A shoe that is wearable with any form of clothes , albeit Jeans, tux pants, shorts, from cropped pants to skinny & slim jeans.