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The World’s first vegan wooden sneakers by nat-2™

Friday, June 24, 2016 German high end sneaker brand nat-2™ presents the world’s first vegan wooden sneakers. The result looks anything but the usual eco stuff. The 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable wood, which covers up to 90% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each style.

The wood is applied to an organic cotton and vector engraved in a way that the material bends and becomes soft and flexible like a fine nappa leather. The feel is very smooth and fine, while you can smell the wood and see the tree’s natural texture.

The wood used to create the fabrics comes exclusively from ethically managed forests and with respect for the entire ecosystem. The material is FSC certified ®, which guarantees the traceability and origin of the wood.

At your feet

Sunday, May 29, 2016 Do you know that your shoes are talkative and say a lot about the person wearing them? To better understand what these objects reveal, the exhibition takes you step by step to discover pairs stemming from every continent, from the 16th to the 21st century, from delicate lotuses for bound feet in China to trainers nowadays. This exhibition, in co-production with the Musée international de la Chaussure de Romans, on show at the wonderful new Musee des Confluences. From June 7 2016 till April 30 2017.

Whether they be sandals, boots, moccasins, slippers or something else, from here or elsewhere, from yesterday, today or the future, shoes are intimately linked with human history. It is therefore not surprising that they are so close to us, whether we are aware of it or not. They act as witnesses to various life styles, as objects of desire, and often indicate belonging to a group. Under the gaze of whoever knows how to decipher them, they reveal codes and symbols. These multiple facets thus reassure us with the idea that there is nothing anodyne in the shoes we chose to wear.

May 28th Fashion and Shoe design show by SASK

Sunday, May 22, 2016 On Saturday, May 28 the Fashion and Shoe Designing Academy of Fine Arts Department of Sint-Niklaas presents it's annual sensational and spectacular fashion show for the 19th time and the shoe show for the sixth time. For this presentation 't Bauhuis will be transformed into a show location.

The fashion and shoe designs of part-time education in Sint-Niklaas, Fashion Design department: led by Ellen Monstrey and assisted by Maureen Declercq and Rey Pador. And Shoe Design by Anne Poesen & Patrick Creemers has manifested itself for many years as a professional and very inspiring department looking far beyond the borders of Sint-Niklaas. What makes this program so special is that it is a part-time education program. The students combine this training with other part-time studies or with their full time or part time jobs. Motivation and enthusiasm is the driving force.

LOPER: OPEN UP FOOTWEAR. LET'S MAKE IT SIMPLE!

Sunday, May 08, 2016 Introducing LOPER: footwear re-invented through craft and technique by creative platform PROEF. Discover our unique glueless construction with the premiere MACALON and DERBY unisex styles. Join us in bringing this project to life and help making the industry a little more responsible. And be the FIRST to wear our unique LOPER shoes.

LOPER
An initiative developed by Japanese creative platform PROEF (founder Katsuhiro Igarashi and designer Manami Saito) in collaboration with Dutch footwear designer Roderick Pieters. Sharing ideals and a passion for craft, former classmates (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts), Roderick and Manami bonded over an idea to simplify footwear production. In November 2012 Katsuhiro invited Roderick to Japan to discuss the LOPER concept. A shared vision of the project’s potential sealed the collaboration. Along the way great people joined the project, making it a team effort.

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!

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