Van de Wiele Leno shoes

Van de Wiele, a belgium based company, who imagine, build, and integrate innovative textile systems for flooring qualities, home linen, fashion fabrics and technical fabrics. have asked roos to make a design to show the new techniques on their machine, the technique is called leno, it is one of the oldes gauze weaves. Gauze is seen a light , or sheer cloth. The Leno weave was calles a “fance Gauze”. Leno can be defined as twisted warps with a doubled or heavier weft thread than that of a gauze.

Van de Wiele asked Soetekouw to design a prototype for a footwear weave from one piece.