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Christine Lesperance
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Christine Lesperance

Nationality: American
Course: shoe design and making
Program: One year
Period : Apr.25,2016-July 29,2016


After briefly studying Fashion Design at the Arts Institute in Miami, Christine came to Florence to study shoe design/making which was her real passion. At Accademia Riaci, she began her Shoe Design course with Professor Andrea Roth, a one-time designer for the Ferragamo shoe brand. In the design course, Christine was taught all of the design elements for creating beautiful footwear. She also learned how to balance creativity with technical skills. Upon completion of the design course, she was excited to move on to Shoe Making which is taught by Mr. Angelo.

May. 27, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Christine Lesperance | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Shoe Making 2-Atelier One-Year Course 2016

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Our professor, Andrea Roth, demonstrating how a particular design would look like on a heel of a woman’s shoe. If the students have a difficult time visualizing a feature, we make that feature out of paper and tape them to a mold (or last) to understand how to proceed with our design.

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Making more paper models for students to visualize their designs better. It really helps!

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Beautiful night view from Ponte Vecchio. The love locks, which are placed on bridges (and other locals) around Europe, mainly Paris, were first started here on Ponte Vecchio.


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