Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: shoe design and making
Program: One year
Period : Apr.25,2016-July 29,2016
Every Friday, students of Accademia Riaci go for an Art Visit with a guide. Above, students are taken to an orphanage from the 1500s. Inside, they saw works of art that was donated by the adults who once lived in the orphanage as children. The donation was a show of gratitude.
One of the first steps in creating a shoe is taping up the last (mold) for the purpose of drawing one’s design. Although the first steps are quite simple, there is a certain technique used for taping the last.
After designing your shoe style on the tape, it is removed from the last (mold) and placed on a piece of paper in order to make a pattern. Once the pattern is cut out it is placed on a piece of sturdy fabric for the purpose of making a trial sample (such as the one above.)
Above is an example of a pattern that was made from the tape that was removed from the last (mold.) The largest pattern is for the front of the shoe (upper), another is for the back (heel guard), and the smaller pieces just a corrective piece.
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