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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. 24, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Yi-Chen Chou | Course: Shoemaking

Fall 2014: Shoe Making Course 2

2014.09.19YiChen_01 1) On my way to school. This year, the fall is coming much earlier than last year. However, the best thing is that the Florence’s cathedral is always there with us regardless the weather.


2014.09.19YiChen_02 2) School life is undoubtedly happy, look at those smiles on these cute new faces.


2014.09.19YiChen_03 3) The continuous students have already had professional looks, haven’t they?


2014.09.19YiChen_04 4) We are super dedicated during the class hour.


2014.09.19YiChen_05 5) But we also have a lot of fun during the coffee break.


2014.09.19YiChen_06 6) New students are continuously learning the basic skills of patterning this week.


2014.09.19YiChen_06 7) Some have finished their upper stitching and move on to the lasting process.


2014.09.19YiChen_08 8) As being a continuous student, I am working more independently. Do you like my loafer shoes?


2014.09.19YiChen_09 9) Another master student, Amy from Canada, is working on her pattern trial.


2014.09.19YiChen_10 10) At Florence, there are always different festivals taking place. I can see people’s craving for gelato during the gelato festival on Piazzale Michelangelo.


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