Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic

The Museum at FIT presents Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic, an innovative exhibition that explores our physical, social, and psychological relationship with footwear. On show from September 1 till December 31 2022. Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, MFIT director and chief curator and Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories, the exhibition features more than 300 of the 5.000 pairs of...

Made in Dolland – extended

From Saturday June 4 until Sunday August 21 the exhibition ‘Made in Dolland’, the visual language of Dolley Bellefleur’ will be on show at the Gallery/Artlibrary Artzaanstad. Since 1989 Dolly Bellefleur (alter ego of cabaret artist and lyricist Ruud Douma) has been on stage and on the barricades. Dolly Bellefleur is an activist, an artist, but above all a figurehead...

Truly destroyed

Cloudfactory and The Dutch Salvation Army ReShare – inspired by Balenciaga – create a collection of truly destroyed shoes from people living on the streets. Luxury fashion house Balenciaga recently launched its Paris Sneaker collection, which featured 100 pairs of limited-edition ‘fully destroyed’ sneakers that cost $1,850. The release of these sneakers – the less-destroyed, prêt-à-porter version cost $625 –...

A Mile in My Shoes, an interactive giant shoebox

Especially for the 27th edition of Winternachten international literature festival (the summer edition), art project ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ by the British artist Clare Patey (Empathy Museum), comes to The Hague. In this interactive ‘shoe box’, visitors can exchange their own shoes for those of a known or unknown fellow human being. During a short walk they hear the...

Futurespective

Aki Choklat celebrates his shoe design career with a solo exhibition at C2 Contemporanea Gallery in Florence, Italy. There will be some pieces from his time as a student at Royal College of Art in London (Manolo Blahnik project), some new pieces partly made in Detroit & Florence. And of course included a collection of felt shoes from his nearly...

Shoeglazing. Group exhibition

Shoeglazing brings together a ceramic body of work by 10 artists in an exhibition that blends the vague borders between gallery space and high end storefront. On display are over 60 ceramic shoes, both individual and pairs. Shoeglazing features more and less recent work by Verena Blok, Dorota Jurczak, Michael Portnoy, Koen Taselaar, Ola Vasiljeva and new work by Kim David...

Solo exhibition René van den Berg shoes

René’s first solo shoe exhibition ‘A Beleza sob a Pele/Beauty beneath the skin’, consisting over 50 shoes and sculptures, will be on show at the A Calçado Museu do Calçado S. João da Madeira in Portugal. The exhibition runs from May 21 until September 25 2022 and René will be present for a guided tour on Friday May 20th and...

Sneakers Unboxed – Design Museum Den Bosch

In the space of a few decades, sneakers have become the most widespread design object in the world. The exhibition Sneakers Unboxed, on display from 3 May until 16 October 2022, offers you a behind-the-scenes look at the footwear that triggered technological breakthroughs, inspired new youth cultures and turned the fashion world on its head. Trainers are bought and worn...

I love you, Rietveld!

Interview with shoe designer Amber Ambrose Aurèle in light of her special photoshoot at the Rietveld Schröderhuis (collection Centraal Museum) Utrecht, The Netherlands – UNESCO World Heritage. Amber Ambrose AurèleI graduated from MA Shoe Design at ArtEZ in Arnhem and MA Art History at the University of Amsterdam in 2012. Followed by internships at Iris van Herpen and United Nude...

Interview with Tanita S. Gray, founder of Last-Report

Last-Report is a shoe-driven online magazine that has a unique cultural/lifestyle spin including industry, manufacturing, trends and style. Tanita S. Gray is a footwear designer, developer & educator. Currently, Tanita S. Gray lives in Southern California with her family of 7 and consults as brand manager and freelance footwear designer for emerging brands via TS Gray Consulting. She is an...


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