Alpaca is a curious material to incorporate into your footwear designs (alpaca socks? Bring ’em on! But shoes? We’re sceptical.) but after checking out the creative shoes on show at Peru Moda’s Young Designer of the Year competition, we’re starting to come around to the idea. Edith Mejia Carrion, one of the seven finalists, decided to use her imagination and feature the natural fiber head to toe. “I think alpaca is fascinating because the diversity of textures offers a world of variety,” the fashion student says, adding that she will continue to use the it in her designs.
Sazzi Footwear wants to send four lucky winners on a dream trip of their choosing to anywhere in the world. Just head to the brand’s Facebook page and tell the team where you want to go. Weekly winners will receive a pair of Sazzi sandals and will be entered in the quarterly contest for a chance to win up to $2,500 in travel reimbursement to go on the vacation of a lifetime. The contest will run through December 2013.