Monday, January 28, 2013

Shoe Obsession at FIT

I love looking at fun shoes, and happened across this blog tonight, which showcases some particularly fun ones.  Do you appreciate sculptural shoes as well?  Well, you're in luck... because...

Very soon, it will be time for what promises to be another great exhibit at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.  If you haven't heard, the Shoe Obsession exhibit will be opening on February 8, 2013, and will continue until April 13, 2013.  Shoe obsessed or not, the sculptural masterpieces offered in the press release are enough to make you swoon.

Featuring nearly 150 examples of footwear, crafted by company names you know and avant garde names you likely have yet to explore, the exhibit will be accompanied by a book. The book, also titled Shoe Obsession, is full of photographs for you to keep in your personal inspiration/dream corner.  All royalties from sales of the book will benefit the school.

Admission to the museum is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, noon-8pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

Can't get there?  No worries, you can always come a bit later for another exciting event - the Boots exhibit March 5- April 26, 2013!

The Museum at FIT 
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, New York 10001-5992 
24-Hour Exhibition Information Line is 212 217.4558. 

So, let's say you see the exhibit, get all excited and curious about making your own shoes?  You can enroll in a shoemaking course at the Manhattan JCC, where they do some AMAZING stuff.  Follow this link to read all about it.

Or maybe you're a designer, or an aspiring shoe designer, with some pretty exciting ideas of your own, but lack the tools and skills to bring them to life.  If your pockets are sufficiently deep, you can have shoes custom made for you, by a brilliant custom shoemaker located just around the corner from FIT, who can literally do just about anything!

(Psst... If you want to find more fun places to go in the garment district, sharing the creative energy of a group, come along on a Speakeasy tour.)

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