As works of art that lace the feet you walk your path in, they certainly do. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have lost the founder of Italian luxury brand and one of the brilliant and creative minds behind designs that we know and love- Sergio Rossi. It saddens me, as an avid lover of his work, to know that the world is less one legendary footwear designer. Despite the heartbreaking news, I am certain that his works will remain classic and unfailingly uphold his legacy. Shoes Make A Difference is a series of photographs detailing inspiring quotes and snapshots by various artists that uplift and engage followers of the brand as we continue to #StayHome.
The Atelier is a series of videos showing the shoemaking process in exciting, whimsical and larger-than-life animated snippets. The famous footwear designer takes us behind the scenes of his creative process in a way that undeniably calls for your attention. Follow @louboutinworld to keep up with the world-renowned exhibitionist.
As a part of The Kering Group, this luxury label not only played a role in the contribution of 3 million surgical masks to workers in the French health services, but also donated €1 million euros to the United Nations COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and contributed to the $1 million dollar donation made to the CDC Foundation. Furthermore, Gucci takes the extra steps to keep us informed and enlightened through the course of this worldwide lockdown with infographics by both the UN and WHO, as well as with uplifting posts shared by members of the #GucciCommunity.
On a lighter note, La La Shoes displays an array of intriguing imagery that transforms these traditional pieces of wearable art into hard-to-ignore statement pieces. If ever (and I mean the now that we’re all home waiting for the smoke to clear) you are in need of a little motivation to think outside of your creative box, @larslala would be your visionary stop.
The brand that sparks a new movement for all my sneaker lovers. Haram’s innovative use of footwear deconstruction is what sets this brand aside from your run-of-the-mill sneaker brand. With corsets made from uppers (part of the shoe that covers the foot), pumps made from upcycled pairs and blinged out face masks made by fusing uppers with lace and bedazzled chains, there is no denying that @haramwithsugar is a compelling avant-garde brand worth keeping an eye on.
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Until next time,