Ancuta Sarca is a Romanian-born, London-based designer who has quickly gained international recognition by up-cycling old trainers with vintage heels - to create what i-D describes as ‘the shoe of the summer.’ Sarca is a passionate advocate for circular design, resisting fast fashion and proposing her reworked kitten heels as an eco-friendly alternative. Sarca studied BA and MA in Fashion Design at The Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, graduating in 2015. During her Master's studies she undertook a placement with British label Meadham Kirchhoff, and after graduating she began working for Ashish Gupta in his London studio. This summer sees her embark on a journey to grow her own personal vision. Sarca’s work has received international attention from Vogue, i-D, Harper's Bazaar and Dazed.