Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Shoe Making
Program: One-Year Atelier Course
Period: Sept 5, 2016-April 25, 2017
She knew instantly that she would love to study further and learn more about shoes and decided to come to Firenze, Italy, the most famous city to learn more of leather art and shoes! She found Accademia Riaci and knew that the shoe making course that they had to offer was exactly was she was looking for.
Here she wishes to learn the highest level of shoe making techniques and to be able to follow her dream to become a designer with the knowledge of not only fashion, but also the art of shoe and handbag design.
This week was filled with lots of excitement as all of our personal lasts finally arrived. We finished up the last bits of our practice shoe and then started designing our own pairs. I decided to make a pair of decorated woman’s oxford shoes with a decorated welt as well. The welt ads and extra touch to the sole of the shoe instead of only having a glued sole.
On Tuesday I also visited the Cascine park market where you can literally find anything from food to clothes to kitchenware and even pets! I almost died when I saw the tiniest and most adorable little turtles.
After this week we have a little autumn break where will be going to Marbella, Spain with my boyfriend. I cannot wait for my holiday and some sunny warm weather!
I was so excited when my shoe lasts finally arrived. I ordered three pairs which included a pair for high heels (décolleté shoes), a pair to make boots and then also a pair to make oxford shoes. The first one I will use is my last for the oxford shoe as this is the first pair of shoes that I will be making.
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