Shoe treasures - Roger Vivier
- 08 Jan
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Exceptional Roger Vivier shoes on display in Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum
“Christian Dior – Shoes Created by Roger Vivier” : These words have been written in lots of shoes by the legendary House of Dior. The creator of the New Look, however, would never have allowed anyone other than an equally legendary shoe designer to put their signature next to his. A clearer proof of the great esteem in which Christian Dior held Roger Vivier is hard to find.
Design Workshop Kermit Tesoro
- 15 Sep
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Following previous successful design workshops given by international (shoe) design talents Kei Kagami and Kobi Levi, the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk proudly presents another design workshop by Kermit Tesoro from the Philippines on Wednesday 1 Oktober 2014.
New book archaeological footwear available now!
- 15 May
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Archeological Footwear - Development of shoe patterns and styles from Prehistory till the 1600's is the name of an impressive book written by the European expert on historical footwear, Marquita Volken.
- 03 Apr
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Contribution to the International Shoe Design Competition 1967 of Valerio Cavalca by Alexander Nicolette, Parma, Italië. To enlarge click on image.
For quite some time the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum has been in contact with the Italian shoe bloggers Irma Vivaldi and Milo Bandini of The Historialist. With their relentless hunger for knowledge and facts relating to the Italian shoe history, they seem to deliver a significant contributionto the recognition of the Italian industrial heritage.
Lost and Found: Roman shoe finds from Scotland
- 04 Feb
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Uniqye pair of the Camelon type. Photo: Chi-Ching Lam
Due to the build of the supermarket Tesco, fieldwork was carried out in the town of Camelon, Scotland in 2011. The excavation, executed by the AOC Archaeology group, uncovered large amounts of leather. Complete or almost complete shoes, shoe parts, cut-offs and part of a Roman tent were found. All these objects could be dated to the Antonine period (138-161 AD), from which the Antonine Wall also stems. Camelon itself has been built upon two Roman forts that were used intensively between 142 and 154 AD.
Kobi Levi Footwear Art Extended to 5 January 2014
- 27 Aug
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Good news for those of you who didn’t manage to see with your own eyes the remarkable shoes of Israeli top designer Kobi Levi on display this summer at the Dutch Leather Shoe Museum: the Kobi Levi Footwear Art exhibition has been extended to 5 January 2014!