15 September 2015 // Laura de Wit //Amsterdam
Last week I made a small trip abroad and visited Antwerp to see an exhibition at the Modemuseum (MoMu) about shoe design called Footprint. The exhibition presented a variation of shoe designs from the twentieth and twenty-first century. One shoe even more extravagant than the other. Seeing this exhibition has definitely changed my perspective on the boundaries of how to define a shoe and how it can be worn. Footprint is a real must-see for shoe addicts.
Jurgi Persoons, S/S 1997, heel-only shoe in wood and patent leather. The heel is a reproduction of a 1950s sandal. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove, Graphical Design: Jelle Jespers
Azzedine Alaïa, S/S 2007, leather sandel with wedge in wood and patent metal, rubber sole. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove
Tokio Kumagaï, ca. 1989, ‘Eye’, leather sandal with eye motive, hair from paint brush at the tip of the shoe. Photo: MoMu/Frédéric Uyttenhove
Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 1996, leather ‘tabi’shoes with round heel. The shoe only consist of sole, heal wrapped with tape around leg. Photo: MoMu/ Frédéric Uyttenhove