Friedensreich Hundertwasser “self-made summer and winter shoes” (1950)
Hundertwasser was convinced that “Only he who thinks and acts creatively, lives“. He turned against conformism and postulated the individual creativity of each individual. He criticized prefabricated and finished-part production and demanded the creative design of our clothes, the second skin, as he spoke of it. Motivated by René Brô’s creative clothing, Hundertwasser already began in 1949 to sew his own trousers and shirts from different pieces of cloth and started to produce his own shoes. Since that time Hundertwasser designed his clothes himself, he had his trousers and shirts sewn after his design and pullovers and socks knit. He made his own summer and winter shoes and sandals. Thus he became a forerunner of the later known “Creative Clothing Movement”.