words // Zac Dubasik

Mache Custom Kicks has recently shared his latest creation: a custom Air Yeezy 2 based on Givenchy's Birds of Paradise print. Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci has worked with Kanye on projects like the Watch The Throne artwork, and that relationship serves as inspiration here. 

What do you think of this new custom sneaker? Do you like seeing custom work on such an expensive shoe? Is it original in the sense that at least it's not an overused standard sneaker colorway? Or is this another example of a customizer just recreating an existing theme?