Magdalena Bylewska

CYCLE – Upcycling, recycling and biodegradable materials in footwear design

The CYCLE collection is an attempt to implement the assumptions of the circular economy in the process of designing and implementing footwear. The collection consists of five pairs of high-heeled boots, made of leather production waste and plastic obtained from packaging.


In light of the current climate crisis, I decided to use what has already been produced instead of new, traditionally used materials in footwear production. I collected unwanted waste and trash, then processed them using my own method, giving them new life.

— Magdalena Bylewska

Promoter: Katarzyna Ditrich-Paturalska, MA
Auxiliary Promoter: Michał Michalski, MA
Reviewer: Agata Kiedrowicz, MA
Photoshoot: @clarity.boy


Katarzyna Ditrich-Paturalska