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Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018

Shiau-Ting, Li. Shoes designer from Taiwan.
After working in Taiwanese footwear industry for three and a half years, she came to Firenze to study shoes making course, the city which is famous for leather art and shoes.
Although she already has basic aesthetics and sketching technique background from university (B.A.), yet she hopes to extend her shoe-making skills here in Riaci. She believes designer can deliver their thoughts through their works, hoping to keep motivate people with her designs.



Sep. 29, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Li SHIAU-TING | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Shoe Making 3-Master Course 2016 (Student1)


After learning simple upper Decollete and Decollete Rovesciato (reversed folding), Third week, we start from more technical pattern Aperto Dietro (Chanel). This is a type of shoes with strap around the back of ankle. The mechanical principle was similar with Decollete in first and second week, but the designs are little different.

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We taped the last as before and start our Aperto Dietro pattern.

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This time, stander part should be higher.

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The unique of this design is buckle, which plays an important role in Aperto Dietro. It is designed to fasten strap.

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In my designs, I sketched an angle in my strap to make it looks elegant.

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Before working with leather, we use fabric prototype, make sure our pattern was accurate.

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I choose red leather for upper and light lining in my Aperto Dietro. After combined all elements together, I could stitching them together.

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The back strap along ankle was really difficult for stitching, but I’m happy I to see my outcome, I stitched well!

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Our class ends at 1:00pm, we have whole afternoon for independent study. Keep working with my left-foot of Decollete.

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On Wednesday, we went to leather exhibition in Milan.

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My classmate Lara and Joe are discussing the design of shoes. Exhibition had many leather, tools, soles, everything here was so amazing.

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After leaving the exhibition, we went to Duomo, which was spectacular! Hope I could came back and enjoy the time in Milan again…
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