Second year assignment 2012, choose a historical period and create a replica of a historic shoe, then design a collection of 3 pairs of shoes, based on a personal chosen theme, for the Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas Belgium (SASK).

Heel based on a pointe shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointework. Pointe shoes developed from the desire for dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like and have evolved to enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes. A perfect example of balance…

© Katrien Herdewyn, photo by David Collart.

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