Arts & Living
Shoes Show by Italian Embassy, Italian Cultural Institute
The Embassy of Italy & the Italian Cultural InstituteArte che cammina
Walking Art Title: "History, Art & Fashion of Italian Footwear"Curators: Luciano Calosso and Enrica Barbano
Venues & Period: Hyundai Dep. Store: Apgujeong 2006, Sept. 1- 9
Hyundai Dep. Store: Trade Center 2006, Sept. 12-24
Hyundai Dep. Store- Mokdong 2006, Oct. 9- Oct. 20
Five centuries of history, design and creativity dedicated to the story and development of Italian footwear.
Aiming to appreciate and preserve the handicraft history of Our Country the exhibition presents the historical and sociological development of the Italian footwear industry. The exhibition offers three sections:
Italian footwear is the result of high level handicraft as to manufacturing technique, creativity and research of new materials, which shows that artists have always been in tune with the atmosphere of the times. The Italian style is based on the awareness that our ancient civilization relies on art, culture, region, handicraft and manufacturing ability. Haute CoutureItalian man and woman's haute couture footwear charmingly represents the Italian style at its best, highly appreciated everywhere for its refined details, choice of materials and ability to adapt an ever-changing technological research to handicraft manufactures.
Rossimoda From a small workshop on the shores of the river Brenta to the temple of French luxury. Luigino Rossi, owner of ROSSIMODA, has built up history around his shoes creating innovative as well as practical models. ROSSIMODA currently creates, produces and distributes luxurious footwear worldwide for: Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Loewe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Donna Karan Collection, Celine.
ArditiSince 1950 Ulderico Arditi has supplied with his shoes the major Italian theatres that use models created by the greatest Italian and foreign costume artists and has manufactured footwear of all kind for costumes in films and dramas. His shoes stand out in the show-business as "works of art" thus showing the Italian genius, inspiration and intuition at their best.
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