Making Shoes to last- What does it take?

Over the last 5 months during this RMIT Cert IV Custom Footwear Design course, we have learnt how much effort, time and skill it takes to create a shoe that will serve its owner well. The skills we have had to practice have varied from sewing, drafting, lasting, pattern making, folding, skiving, soling, grinding, gluing, drawing, re-enforcing,…

Frankie4 Pop-up Shop Melbourne

Over the weekend, my partner and I visited the Pop-up Frankie4 Footwear Shop and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Frankie4 is a Queensland based company expanding its reach across Australia producing good quality footwear with the mission to ‘save soles’. Blending comfort with style, their range includes clever designs with either a Frankie4 footbed or Frankie4 sole unit. In my opinion, too…

NGV Footwear collection. Behind The Scene

RMIT Custom Footwear design students were lucky enough to be taken behind the scenes to have a look at some of the custom footwear in storage at the NGV building in Melbourne. Unfortunately, we were unable to source the details of the shoes but here are some images. Some designers include Claire Best, Robert Hassett,…

Illustrator Footwear Design Introduction!

Playing around with illustrator has been challenging to say the least but I can certainly see the benefits of it! I have had so many fond memories of Neapolitan Ice-cream that I thought I would play around with the colours scheme of this family staple dessert. Many more designs to come!  

“Hero” drawing

Brand: Anne Michelle Peep Toe Stiletto Platform Heel Leather inner, synthetic upper

The Gibson Photoshoot.

Second Pair Completed at the RMIT Brunswick campus. Here are a few snapshots of the process and the final product!          

Timeless, John Fluevog

John Fluevog is a masterful Canadian footwear designer creating timeless works for the last forty years. I was lucky enough to visit the Fluevog store in Vancouver a year ago and was amazed at the layout and vibrancy of the store. It also helped that it was pride week was on in Vancouver at the…