Arsho Baghsarian: A Life in Shoes by Helene Verin

One of the most important shoe designers of the mid- to late twentieth century, Arsho Baghsarian spent more than four decades working behind the scenes for prestigious companies. Written by Helene Verin, professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. About the book Companies with men’s names on the label, including Christian Dior, Andrew Geller, Israel Miller,...

Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2019

The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2019’ in Vienna on April 24 2019. 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 February 11 2019. The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March...

Wake Up Sneakerheads!

nat-2™ launches vegan sneakers made from real coffee & real grass. German high end sneaker brand nat-2™ presents vegan luxury sneakers. The result looks anything but the usual eco stuff. CoffeeThe 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable recycled coffee, coffee beans and coffee plant, which covers up to 50% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each...

Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures at Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem

Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures sequel at Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem. Designers and artists from all over the world honour the iconic shoe designer Jan Jansen with unique works of art that have been designed and made specially for the Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures project. Every work of art is inspired by shoes in the private collection of Jan &...

Jo Cope at YKK London Showroom

Jo Cope’s window display at the YKK London Showroom is an official part of London Craft Week, with an opening night party and live performance to be held on 9th May. Exploring the complex subject of love and its parallels with addiction and relationships, Cope’s collection will be on display until 25th May 2018.InstallationCope’s installation narrates the journey of love...

Amber Ambrose Aurèle. Walking in Wonderland

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. Her solo shoe exhibition is on show at the Museu do Calçado, S. João da Madeira in Portugal from April 8 till September 23 2018.‘Sweet things have a strange edge’Amber...

It’s All About Shoes

TeNeues published a new book called ‘It’s All About Shoes’ by British photographer Suzanne Middlemass. A variety of exciting and inspiring street style images with a ‘sole’ focus on shoes! A must have for or students of footwear fashion, cultural anthropology, fans and admirers of innovative street style fashion, or anyone looking for creative personal style inspiration. About the BookShoes...

HIGH HEELS, Die hohe Kunst der Schuhe – extended

An exhibition of shoes in Art and Design at Schloss Lichtenwalde, near Chemniz in Germany. On show from May 25 2017 extended till February 25 2018. Curated by Liza Snook, passionate shoe collector and founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum and Brigitte Woischnik, founder of the FotoFactory, an agency for photographers, in Munich. The shoes are accompanied by a series...

Happy New Year!

2017 has been a busy and very successful year. With judging at design schools in The Netherlands and Belgium, working on a new set of Workman Publishers New York shoe calendars and 4 shoe exhibitions in Schloss Lichtenwalde in Germany, Műcsarnok Budapest in Hungary, College for Creative Studies Detroit in USA and Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures at Rokin75 in Amsterdam...

Shoetopia CCS Detroit

Shoetopia! The first exhibition of its kind in North America to gather contemporary footwear, art, video and related designs into one space, is curated by Liza Snook, founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum and Aki Choklat, Chair of Fashion Accessories Design at CCS. The exhibition looks at shoe design through thelens of seven themes: Metropolis, Ritual, Utopia, Feast, Nocturnal, Techno...


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