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Yi-Chen Chou

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master 1year Course
Period: Sept.8,2014-Apr. 24,2015

With medical background specializing in biomechanics of lower extremity, Yi-Chen Chou is interested in producing bespoke shoes for both general population and people with special needs. By taking the entry level of shoe making course last year at Florence, she has now equipped with the fundamental skills of shoemaking, and would like to learn more advanced shoemaking techniques as well as to integrate the gained knowledge onto prospective orthopedic shoes using customized lasts through her second year.

Sep. 30, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Yi-Chen Chou | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Fall 2014: Shoe Making Course 3

IMG_6325_AR_2014.09.26_1 1) Last friday we had experienced a big hailstorm that even Florentines had never seen before. Every single hail is as big as an ice cube.

IMG_6356_AR_2014.09.26_2 2) This week the whole class went to the last factory to get some new toys for ourselves. Luca, a lovely Maltese, was making a difficult decision on which last he prefers the most.

IMG_6353_AR_2014.09.26_3 3) This is Josh from Singapore. The class assistant, Francis, was taking the foot measurement on him in order to purchase the right last.

IMG_6378_AR_2014.09.26_4 4) New students have been moving forward to their next model “Chanel” this week.

IMG_6381_AR_2014.09.26_5 5) Natsumi, an adorable Japanese girl, has even finished the shoe by the end of this week!

IMG_6386_AR_2014.09.26_6 6) At the meantime, our continuous student, Jill from China, is learning how to prepare the midsole for the Norwegian bottom construction.

IMG_6428_AR_2014.09.26_7 7) Another continuous student, Yuichi from Japan, was cutting the channels for his second hand stitching on his shoes.

IMG_6415_AR_2014.09.26_8 8) And my besty, Hyunjin from South Korea, was learning how to dye the threads which will be applied on the uppers on her moccasin for her dad. She was also the course reporter last year.

IMG_6406_AR_2014.09.26_9 9) I am working on the pattern trial of my next shoes: a loafer with fringe.

IMG_6325_AR_2014.09.26_10 10) This is a sandwich shop nearby the school. Usually, Amy, Hyunjin, and I are enjoying our lunches here after class. I love the panino and the cocktails in Italy badly.

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