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Haute-à-Porter, Haute-Couture in Ready-To-Wear fashion

Monday, April 25, 2016 From the 2nd of April until the 11th of September 2016 Fashion Museum Hasselt in Belgium presents ‘Haute-à-Porter’, curated by the internationally acclaimed costume designer, journalist and photographer Filep Motwary. Haute couture is synonymous with craftsmanship, luxury, extravagance and spectacle. But aren’t these typical features of contemporary prêt-à-porter?

The exhibition examines this question further and researches the changing relationship and cross-fertilization between haute couture and ready to wear. Through a variety of themes and a selection of spectacular silhouettes and accessories from high end designers and fashion houses, the exhibition highlights the significance of haute couture for contemporary fashion. Completed with photography, film, art and music, Haute-à-Porter offers a unique insight into the fashion industry of the last 30 years.

Dutch Days in Hong Kong - Haute couture shoes exhibition by Amber Ambrose Aurèle

Monday, April 04, 2016 Discover a new universe; experience a different reality; explore a new way to see the world. Indulge yourself in the otherworldly details in the breathtaking designs of Amber Ambrose Aurèle. The shoe exhibition features a retrospective of Amber’s work. A selection out of four seasons will be on showcase until May 28, 2016. The shoes on display are one-of-a-kind made of experimental techniques and noteworthy materials: among them are 3D-printed metal, embossed latex, LED-fabric, real human hair and porcelain. On show from April 8 to May 28 2016 at Art Statements Gallery in Hong Kong.

About the artist
Amber Ambrose Aurèle is a Dutch haute couture shoe designer, known for her visually unique work and sky-high heels. Amber explores the boundaries of fashion and art through her Haute Couture shoe designs. Amber: 'Sweet things have a strange edge.'

ShoeStories Coloring Book by Claudia Lynch

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 As you know, adult coloring books are the latest thing. This time, you're the artist! Instead of just mindlessly filling in the usual geometric patterns, you get to have fun creating dazzling new color combinations for Claudia Lynch's original ShoeStories™ designs.

All the original stories - complete with witty puns, lots of innuendo, and the occasional intentional typo - are included. Feeling even more inspired? Design your own unique shoes... elegant, pretty, sexy or silly... using the templates inside.

About the artist

Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 From March 8 till April 10 2016 'Art & Sole' will be exhibited at the Miami Beach Regional Library. It features over 150 of the most inventive examples of these fantasy art shoes, remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Curated by Jane Gershon Weitzman.

The 2015-2016 season will be presented as bassX in a satellite space in the Miami Beach Regional Library, located directly across the street from the Bass Museum.

Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection

Location:
Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22nd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(between Collins Avenue and Liberty Avenue)

Mon and Tue 12- 8 pm
Wed - Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Public Holidays.

Free Admission.

Stuart Weitzman

Irregular Choice unveils 'Alice in Wonderland' Collection

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 The shoe brand Irregular Choice will launch their next special collection 'Alice in Wonderland'. The new live-action 'Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass' hits the theaters in May. And designer Danny Sullivan didn’t spare any details with a new collection featuring favorite characters from the original 1951 animated film This limited edition appearing in stores worldwide on the 26th of February at 12pm…

For these tea party shoes, the designers didn’t scrimp on details, pulling in a teapot as the heel on the ‘One lump or two’ shoes and adorning the platform with icing from a cupcake. On the shoe 'Flowers can't talk' Alice herself becomes the heel, with the shoes embroidered with the pansies and dandelions from the original film.

About Irregular Choice

Otherworldly

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 'Otherworldly, Avant-Garde Fashion and Style' showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen and others. It not only explores groundbreaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.

Review from the Virtual Shoe Museum
As a shoe curator I'm always looking for inspiration and futuristic designs next to amazing structures and fabrics. And this is a book has got it all. Out of this world ideas and fantastic sculptured fashion. There are new designs from my absolute fashion heroes and many new designers I didn't discover yet. Its all about talent and passion. Must have fashion book!

About the Book

Shoe exhibition - Shoes Selection #10

Saturday, January 30, 2016 Overview of the past 10 years of shoe design students work from SASK, the Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. On show from 6.2.2015 till 30.4.2015. This shoe design course, led by Anne Poesen and Patrick Creemers, has manifested itself for many years as a professional and inspiring department looking far beyond the borders of Sint-Niklaas.

What makes this program so special is that it is part-time education. Students who work or study during the day choose not to follow every week ten hours of intensive classes during evenings and weekends. Motivation is their motive, for some people the childhood that they can finally realize. It requires a great effort and just who is passionate takes the finish line. Because the program sets the bar high academic high. Focus is on the design, structure, craft, form study, graphics and analysis of historical and ethnic shoes.

Antarctica by Kobi Levi

Monday, January 04, 2016 Inspired by the ‘Ice Desert’ of the South Pole, shoe designer Kobi Levi created the ‘Antarctica’ collection, featuring four styles. There are beautiful creatures living on the white snow fields and in the freezing cold water. The four designs have each a different ‘Antarctic resident’ in mind: ‘suited’ penguins, impressive orcas, giant whales and adorable seals. The styles follow the elegance of these lovely animals, made in classic black patent and white leather.

Penguin
Penguin groups can look like a crowd of people in matching tuxedos, but less formal and cuter! Blending the classic footwear wing tip cut with the Penguin’s ‘suit’ lines creates this new elegant pump design. Timeless classic style in black & white with a yellow ‘beak’ touch at the heel counter.

Seal
The adorable Seal has a simple fluent form and movement with a smooth clean body and a tail tip shape. A one piece upper cut in a spiral line brings out the fast wavy swim moves of this cute mammal to this version of a Mary Jane d'Orsay style in black patent leather.

Whale tale

Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015 The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the 'The Crazy Shoe Award 2016' in Vienna on April 28. Europe sure needs more crazy shoes, so you (when based in Europe) are invited to join the competition and send in your registration form until February 1 2016. The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March 10 2016.

Award for the Crazy Shoe 2016 Vienna: conditions for participation:

Organizer
Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, Rudolf Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

Purpose and goal
The creativity and skill of the profession is to be demonstrated in order to draw attention to the international proficiency of the craft of shoemaking.

Participants
All establishments’ shoemakers, shoe designers, shoe manufacturers from Europe.

Authorizing the participation of the piece

70 ART FOR HAÏTI

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 70 Contemporary artists are mobilized for Haïti. These nationally and internationally renowned artists have been invited to participate to an auction through the creation of 70 works of art involving textiles, in particular T-shirts as a support, form, tool, theme, concept of creation. These artworks will be on show at Galerie W in Paris from December 10th and will be auctioned the 16th of December.

Secours Populaire Français (SPF), a well-known French humanitarian association, will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2015. The charity mandated the school Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA) to organize the charity auction 70 ART FOR HAÏTI in Paris in December 2015. The entire benefice of the auction will be dedicated to SPF to fund the daily life of a school and its students in Haïti.

We have established a partnership with Agnès b. and Uniqlo who accepted to provide the T-shirts for the artists and support the project through their communication campaign.

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