Mathew Fabris, also known as Sekure D lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2006 he was losing himself in his sneaker addiction and in the ultimate attempt to stand out begun to customize his own sneakers in order to have the most limited of limited releases, the 1 of a kind. What began as just a hobby quickly evolved into a full time job in art and creative direction. Specializing in design and collaborative projects Matt involves himself in the full product life cycle from the Concept Development through to the Social Media and Marketing Strategy.
Matt cites his love for graffiti, sneakers, comics and cinema as the main driving forces behind his original and distinctive style. As well as painting on sneakers Matt features his artwork on canvas and in conjunction with his three solo shows in Australia and New Zealand he has had work featured in numerous group shows and galleries such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
During this time he has worked on a number of collaborations with companies such as Foot Locker, Jordan Brand and Globe plus has been featured in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books including Sneaker Freaker, Sole Collector, The Age and ‘Custom Kicks’. Matt works tirelessly evolving his style and skill set to ensure there is always something new and fresh coming out of his studio.
To me, Sekure D’s is right on top of the custom sneaker game. In terms of a painted custom sneaker, i would rate his workmanship as flawless as factory made. All his creations are photographed well and takes care of the texture of the leather. Aside from using all original artwork, his style has matured so well that his works are composed, executed and presented with such finesse.
Mark ‘SBTG’ Ong
A stylistic genius who paints super clean lines.
These sneakers are real works of art
Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)