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.
After mastering the skills of making the patterns for the upper parts of the Décolleté and the Décolleté Rovesciato,(inverted), we finally got to work with leather!
On Tuesday we travelled to Alpel with the tram, the leather shop recommended by Riaci. There was so much leather to choose from, but we were clearly said not to be distracted by the colors, but to focus on the quality of the leather.
During the course of the week, we were introduced to how to work with the leather and completed two upper parts out of leather. My two designs were made out of cherry red leather and black leather.
On Tuesday I also visited the Gucci Museum. It was so beautiful and inspiring. Here are some outfits that were displayed in the museum. Afterwards you can go for a coffee at the Gucci Café and receive Gucci shaped sugar cubes!
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