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.
Mar. 12, 2015 | Posted in Reports, Student Reports, Shoe Making & Shoe Design, Shoemaking | Tags: Shoemaking| Mario:
Reporter: Yi-Chen Chou | Course: Shoe Making Course
1) Everyone is back from lineapelle exhibition at Milan this week. This is a quick shot of Florence’s main train station while we were arriving.
2) Ruben has moved on to his next shoe model: derby.
3) Bernardo has done the toe cap, and is ready to last both uppers.
4) Hyunjin is super fast, cause she has finished her upper stitching and was lasting the shoes on this Thursday.
5) There were quite a few natural incidents taking place in Florence this week, such as earthquake, heavy rain, and then strong wind. The streets were in a mess lately.
6) Regardless the weather conditions, all students still went to school to continue their work. This is my shoe with Saint Crispin bottom construction.
7) I am now working on my first hand stitching, and there will be one more coming.
8) One day on my way to school, I saw this car on the street. This is the beauty of Italy; they can always preserve old stuffs very well just like new.
9) This Saturday afternoon, we had spent a very joyful time with Andi in the gold leafing class.
10) We’ve also learned how to xerox transfer the images to either paper or cotton cloth. That’s fun!