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New Shoes: Contemporary Footwear Design (Hardcover)

A little while ago, I was browsing through the accessories section at FIT's library and came upon this handy book. I flipped through and fell in love with the big, bright photographs of very pretty shoes and eventually brought my own copy via Amazon. A snippet from the book jacket's blurb reads, "Showcasing some of the most innovative contemporary designers from across the globe, this book presents footwear to satisfy all tastes, from subtle twists on classics to wonderful creations that leave you puzzling over how they are worn. Although not necessarily household names in their own right, the designers featured here are the unsung heroes who have headed up the footwear design teams for high profile fashion houses such as Donna Karan, Ralph, Lauren, Bottega Venta [...]"

The book showcases 25 designers by including gratuitous photos of their designs and short biographies. I've taken a few shots of my favorite pages and laid them out below (sorry, no way I'm ruining the book's spine to scan pages).

From the section on Bruno Frisoni:

Minna Parikka:

Pierre Hardy

Michel Vivien:


Purchase info available here.

tobes  – (January 15, 2010 at 12:56 AM)  

i think i just found shoe heaven englighten me pls ^_^
thanks for the great post
xo Tobes

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