Make your own Nikes workshop

Upcycling sneakers

27 Jul 2008
27 Jul 2008

Finally child labour was fun!

In this workshop kids were given the opportunity to design their ultimate catwalk sneaker and get a self designed shirt with their own drawings. Haute Couture was nothing compared to this.


New Nike sneaker design at ikikik! Photobooth image. -

The Future Designers

Fashion designers Natascha Hagenbeek and Maaike Gottschal wanted to give young, inspired, wanna-be designers the chance to become co-designers for their up-coming fashion collection.

Metaphysics vs. Creativity

Everyone was busy creating a very personal-slow-speed-unique-crafty-masterpiece based on the metaphysics and love of dressing itself. Both Hagenbeek and Gottschall wanted to use the direct creative input of young enthusiastic kids for creating the ultimate catwalk-sport-shoe to move this new collection fast forward into the future.

The workshop was held between 14:00 - 17:00 hrs, and the entrance was free for all. Everyone between the age of 6 and 14 was welcome to participate and were invited to bring along friends and family for a serious design party. Shoes, paper and pens were at the ready to draw your design directly on white sneakers that were provided by the workshop. The drawings of the workshops were used for a personal shirt that you could take home after the end of the exhibition in Mediamatic.