As always we here at StyleDemocracy like to shine a light on the creatives and creators doing big things for the city of Toronto. While our city has been in the middle of a creative renaissance, there are always a few individuals that stand out and manage to push their vision to the ultimate heights. For some, they push boundaries and go where no man has boldly gone before. This statement couldn’t be truer for the duo at Sully Wong, who have just made public their working relationship with the CBS All Access Series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.
Late last year Sully and Wong were tasked with a mission of astronomical proportions, to manufacture the official uniform footwear for the Starfleet characters in the new Star Trek Discovery television series. This is a big deal for Sully Wong and for the city of Toronto as a major American production company decided to shoot, produce and use local design talent to create the show.
The road to Sully Wong’s involvement in the project was a long and arduous one. The duo had a limited time to work with the Discovery Designers and Costumes Designers from the show and were tasked with producing and making the footwear for the Starfleet characters. Why is this a big deal? Well, Star Trek fandom is fervent. The cult following reaches epic proportions and the attention to detail in costumes is of utmost importance, and here comes two Toronto kids with a vision of how to pull it off.
While Sully Wong did not design the footwear for the Starfleet, they were paramount in helping the vision come to life. With full on direction from Costume Designer Gersha Phillips, the Sully Wong team masterfully produced a new vision for the Star Trek Discover boot. If you look closely you can see some design aesthetics from other Sully Wong products adding a little Toronto flair into the Star Trek characters full look.
Image Credits: All Entertainment Weekly Photos – Matthias Clamer for ew.com
Cover Photos – Sully Wong