The art of upcycling old sneakers into high-fashion corsets

The art of upcycling old sneakers into high-fashion corsets


Designer Cierra Boyd’s FRISKMEGOOD clothing line reworks upcycled sneakers into futuristic fashion. | Photos: FRISKMEGOOD

Modern fashion is fraught with wasted product, so some designers are thinking about ways to transform these unwanted goods into artistic pieces meant for the runway. One of those is FRISKMEGOOD, a futuristic brand that creates upcycled high fashion and editorial pieces out of used or deadstock sneakers and other secondhand finds. Owner and designer Cierra Boyd found success on her Depop shop when her signature designs — corsets and bodysuits made from old or unused shoes — were featured on its Explore page. Now, her brand’s ballooning popularity has enabled Boyd to pursue opportunities beyond her online shop.

Boyd, based in Cleveland, Ohio, now lives and works in her studio apartment after three years of growing her business and…

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