Krisha Bejal is a footwear architect and conceptual designer who implements traditional craftsmanship with new and innovative construction techniques.
Krisha Bejal’s core interest in footwear originates in her roots, stemming from a long family lineage of shoemaking. As an eighth generation shoemaker, she grew up listening to stories about her grandfather manufacturing protective leather footwear for the British Army. Krisha takes inspiration from theories surrounding the body beautiful and regeneration, and is particularly interested in the ability to enhance the body’s performance and expand its potential.
Krisha studied Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts, where she developed an interest in haptics. She soon transitioned to the craft of shoemaking at the prestigious Cordwainers College at London College of Fashion, graduating with a First Class Honours in 2015. Krisha Bejal was awarded the 2015 Dato Jimmy Choo Award for the most Innovative Final Footwear Collection, granted by the Worshipful Cordwainers Chairman. Her work has been exhibited at the Art of Dress World Tour in Italy and featured in, Idol Magazine, Virtual Shoe museum, W Magazine, and Spindle Magazine. Krisha worked at United Nude, where she developed innovative concepts and footwear constructions, Supported by Rem D Koolhaas. She continues to develop her own practice alongside other design collaborations.