Innovative Design Beyond Footwear
Friton’s passion for finding new ways to translate flat materials into three-dimensional shapes extends beyond footwear. Over the last decade, he has been creating experimental 3D textile and paper sculptures by exploring new weaving and cutout techniques. During the same period, he began collaborating with renowned artist Michael Curry—best known for his pioneering puppetry and mask designs for Broadway’s Lion King musical—at Michael Curry Design. Highlights during his eight years there included creating an entire pop-up village, and designing wings Britney Spears wore on tour.