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SHOEting Stars 5 Sinne & Mehr

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 This summer the Stadtgalerie in Klagenfurt houses a unique exhibition for people who want to use all their senses to experience shoes. Not only the five common ones, but also the sixth sense, a more mysterious one, looking in the past and in the future. About 100 fascinating design and art objects show shoe, by around 80 artists and designers from Austria and around the world, in all their sense stimulating manifestations. This exhibition is a cooperation between Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Ponte Organisation für kulturelles Management GmbH and the Virtual Shoe Museum.

The objects in this exhibition celebrate our possibilities to detect stimuli. We can hear shoes before we see them. We can touch them and then we are lost, because we want to feel them on our own feet. Some shoes we can eat (when we see or feel shoes made of mouth-watering material) and other shoes do something to our noses. In many ways shoes can stimulate our senses and that is exactly what the promoters of this exhibition want us to experience.

Sneaks.Paris

Monday, June 08, 2015 x-editions’ first publication 'Sneaks. Paris' was released on June 3rd, 2015. ‘Sneaks’ and x-editions are projects initiated by Dutch graphic designer, artist & craftsman Erik Cox.

Sneaks.Paris
32 pages self cover | 32 photo’s | no text
Size: 21 x 16 cm | 8.3″ x 6.3″
Print: full color offset
Print run: 500 copies, hand-numbered
Paper: Soporset offset 135 grs
Binding: staples in 5 colors
ISBN 978-90-823888-0-0

Price: € 8,95 (excluding shipping costs)

Sneaks.Paris can be purchased directly from x-editions by sending an e-mail to infoapestaartjex-editions.com

June 6th Fashion and Shoe design show by SASK

Thursday, May 28, 2015 On Saturday, June 6 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 Chris Franssen and Shoe Design by Anne Poesen & Patrick Cremers 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.

Elegnano

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Elegnano offers elegant, exclusive women's shoes of the highest quality for women that are fashionable and graceful, but also know what they want in life. Elegnano lives by the motto: float like butterfly, sting like a bee.

Walking through life effortless and elegant, but strong and sharp at the same time. Elegnano wants every woman to move gracefully through life - like a fairy or a butterfly - without exchanging elegance and femininity for comfort and resilience. Technological innovation and modern design make this possible. Elegnano is literally, and figuratively a fusion of elegance and nanotechnology. The Italian craftmenship and high-tech innovation are brought together in unique designs. The design studio is based in Belgium. We pay a lot of attention to the right fit and materials of the shoes.

Why shoes? Retrospective Xavier G-Golís

Sunday, May 03, 2015 Why shoes? An invitation to bring a whole new perspective on the common and ordinary object 'the shoe'. A Retrospective exhibition from Catelan artist Xavier G-Solís, from Barcelona at the Musée international de la Chaussure de Romans in France. On show from 10 April till 25 Oktober 2015. With a special performance by Xavier G-Solís 16th of May during the Museum night (Nuit des Musées).

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This exhibition traces the evolution and the work of Catalan artist Xavier G-Solís, philosopher and training sculptor, visual artist. For 15 years he led a reflection on the concept of the object 'used footwear' considering it as the symbol of the relationship between people and the world.

Wednesday Whiskey x The Artists

Friday, April 10, 2015 This spring, Wednesday Whiskey, the young label in men’s shoes by Dutch entrepreneur Marijn Verschure, is launching a very special project. Several artists, from different origines, were invited to apply their significant signature on a pair of Wednesday Whiskey shoes. As a result the eye-catching works of art will be on display in a small exhibition from 2 April till 7 June 2015 at the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk, the Netherlands.

Exclusive collaboration between and a Dutch shoe brand and various artists.

Unique pieces of art
Marijn Verschure, who is both founder and owner of Wednesday Whiskey, came up with the idea for the art project together with his friend Pablo Lücker during an international fair. Besides Lücker, he found the American graffiti artist Kool Koor, the Dutch cartoonist Luc Verschuuren and several others, willing to make a contribution to this project. After the exhibition in the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum, the project will be shown on several fairs and events as well.

Re-Inventing Shoes

Monday, March 30, 2015 Pushing the boundaries of shoe design with the latest materials and most advanced 3D printing technology. A select group of the worlds leading architects and designers are invited to explore and challenge 3D printing technology by designing 3D printed high heels that are to debut at Salone Del Mobile 2015, 14 - 19 April 2015.

United Nude and 3D Systems Corporation have teamed up once again to take you on a journey where fashion, design and technology merge into five of the most fascinating 3D printed creations ever seen.

Cracow Fashion Week 21-29 March

Thursday, March 19, 2015 An event that brings together fashion, art and education, organised by the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design since 2010. Promotion of young artists, promoting Cracow as one of the fashion capitals and showing fashion as one of the visual arts are the main goals of the event. Shoe designer Amber Ambrose Aurèle and Liza Snook (Virtual Shoe Museum) will take place in the fashion award design jury.

Widely promoted by media the event gathers thousands of public for fashion shows,exhibitions, lectures, workshops and conferences. Cracow Fashion Awards Premiers a diploma show of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design opens the event on the 21st of March and will be held in The Museum of Municipal Engineering.

Sneakers revolution: from sport to lifestyle

Sunday, March 01, 2015 Article by Corinna Meneghetti, part of her thesis 'Shoes as object of desire, self-identity and expression'. The increasing interest in sporting activities around the end of the 19th century created a demand for more comfortable and suitable footwear for leisure and outdoor activities. Manufacturers started to develop new shapes and material, developing the first athletic shoe.

Although called by various names, the term ‘athletic shoe’ indicates the new category of footwear that was primarily designed for sports or other forms of exercise which later on became a global product and an icon of particular of lifestyle values. The first model worn by people in the late 18th century was a ‘low-tech’ rubber soled shoe called plimsoll in the UK or 'sneaker' in America.

Future of Athletic Footwear workshop with Nike legend Mike Friton

Sunday, February 22, 2015 Do you want to create the future of sneakers with one of Nike’s great design legends? SLEM and Hong Kong PolyU are organizing a great workshop from March 24-27 with Mike Friton, the designer behind iconic styles such as the 'Presto' and the 'Nike Woven'. Mike also worked on the new self-lacing Back to the Future shoes.

In this unique short course you will develop a new athletic concept, including a wearable prototype, applying dynamic materials that have functions and possibilities beyond what is trending today. You will also learn quick ways for 2D to 3D prototyping that Mike developed himself.

This workshop is meant for students and professionals, organized as a collaboration between HK PolyU and SLEM, an international innovation and education center for the footwear industry. Currently we have only 5 places left!

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