From Amélie Pichard’s quirky yet wearable oxfords and Nicholas Kirkwood’s towering stilettos to Aquazzura’s elegant but spicy sandals and Chelsea Paris’s formidable heels as wearable art, Shoe: Contemporary Footwear by Inspiring Designers features thirty master shoe designers from Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, the UK, and the United States, as unique as their creations.
Each profile features a biography that highlights the designer’s working practices and key sources of inspiration. Illustrations include portraits of the designers, studio shots of mood boards, sketches, swatches, early samples and coordinating accessories, and full-color images of glorious finished designs.
Complete with an introduction and notes of the designers’ websites and blogs, Shoe is the perfectly curated resource for discovering some of the most inspiring style originals working in the field of footwear today.
Olivier Dupon began his career at Christian Dior, then worked as a buyer and now scouts international markets in search of exciting practitioners of design/art/craft. His books include The New Artisans, The New Pâtissiers, The New Artisans II and Shoe: Contemporary Footwear by Inspiring Designers.