Benjamin’s Advanced Projects serve as a testing ground for unchartered territory. New processes and creative methodology is explored through critically acclaimed works.
Welcome to an uncompromising world that challenges the very notion of contemporary luxury footwear.
Advanced Projects was born out of a disenchantment with seasonal timelines and the creative restrictions of footwear business models. While appreciating commercial shoes, Benjamin wanted to create time and space to explore ideas that are genuinely new in footwear.
In this respect he approaches his work with the freedom of an artist rather than the restrictions of a designer. Blessed with the talent for both conceptual thinking and technical skill, he is in a unique position to make almost anything he can conceive. This important research helps maintain a passion for footwear and continually informs a diffusion of ideas which permeate throughout Benjamin’s work, including ‘Other Things’ and the more accessible ‘Mainline’ collection.
All Advanced Projects are made by hand in London primarily by Benjamin with help from his team and have been exhibited globally, published in design books, as well as featured in international press such as Vogue, Dazed, Dezeen, WeAr, Hintmag and Anothermag to name a few.