Ready to go! Shoes emotionalize – extended

The exhibition, on show from November 15 2019 till January 17 2021, is conceived as a tour of the cultural and social history of footwear. Featuring some 500 pairs of shoes, it focuses on the emotions that different types of footwear can arouse. Shoes, when used as a status symbol, have meanings that embrace not only the wearer but also...

Exhibition HOUT Couture

The Wooden Shoes museum is closed April 2020 because of COVID-19. We’ll keep you posted on the reopening date. Follow Klompenmuseum for more information. In 2020 the International Clog Museum in Eelde, The Netherlands is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the museum celebrates with a special exhibition called HOUT (WOOD) Couture. Haute Couture is usually clothing, however here it’s the...

Christian Louboutin : L’Exhibition[nist]

From February 26 till July 26 2020, the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris will present a major exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, the internationally renowned footwear designer and key figure in the fashion world. Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the exhibition will explore every facet of his multi-referential...

Craft The Leather exhibition at Lineapelle

Happy and honoured to be part of the jury again for Craft The Leather 2019. I was very fortunate to meet and join this group of talented designers at their workshop week in San Miniato, Italy last May. Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium will be present at Lineapelle, the international exhibition of leathers, accessories, components and much more. An event that every...

‘Cinderella’, a new luxury plus-size heel capsule collection aims to disrupt traditional footwear industry.

Cinderella, a designer collection of statement evening footwear which clashes boundaries between gender and manufacturing stereotypes. Fascinated with the magic transformation of Cinderella along with lack of such articles on the market, led Czech designer and entrepreneur Karin Onderková to rethink shoes regardless of gender to audiences who are seeking an aesthetic, traditionally seen as feminine. A gender-bending alternative which...

365 Days of Shoes – Workman Calendars 2020

For shoe lovers the fabulous shoe calendars are a must. Inspired by Linda O’Keeffe’s international bestseller, a yearlong ode to the chic, the elegant, the sexy, the minimalist, the over-the-top shoes by top designers Stuart Weitzman, Jerome C. Rousseau and Manolo Blahnik along with vintage pieces and a wide variety of extraordinary shoes from the Virtual Shoe Museum collection. 365...

Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2020

The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2020’ in Vienna May 13 2020. 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 March 2 2020. Conditions for participation OrganizerVienna State Guild of shoemakers. Purpose...

Volker Hinz (1947–2019)

This october the ‘star’ photographer Volker Hinz sadly passed away after a serious illness. For his pictures of celebrities, he received awards such as the World Press Photo Award. Early in his career he became known for his political reportage and travel stories, later his portraits of artists, authors, fashion designers, sports men and politicians were better known. In 2017...

Nat-2™ Cannabis Marijuana

From Munich to Kingston. Nat-2™ launches sustainable luxury vegan sneakers made from real cannabis leaves German high end sneaker brand nat-2™ presents vegan luxury sneakers made from real cannabis leaves. The 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable recycled cannabis leaves, which covers up to 50% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each style. The cannabis leaves...

SASK Shoe Design. Subscribe now!

Unique part-time Shoe Design program in Belgium. The four year SASK Shoe Design program focuses on the dynamics between the artistic and craft aspects. Students are trained to analyse these different angles of approach and stimulated to push their boundaries. Head teachers are Anne Poesen and Hans De Clercq. The program is set up to train shoe designers who are...


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