Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shoe Bakery

Shoe Bakery has been creating food inspired art and products since 2013. The sweet treats for your feet are one-of-a-kind, handmade shoes made to order which are guaranteed to bring out your sweet side. Shoe Bakery strives to make life a little sweeter, a little more colorful, and to bring a new sense of style and whimsy to the world of women’s shoes. The company also create custom shoes for events and private orders.

Chris Campbell is the head artist and ‘baker’ behind Shoe Bakery, mixing a lifelong passion for sweets and desserts with a love of shoes and style. From concept to the final product, Chris takes a completely hands-on approach with every pair of shoes to make them as sweet and unique as possible. From cupcakes and ice cream, to donuts and cinnamon buns, Chris shows no sign of slowing down his confectionary footwear, and with his wife adding her talents to Shoe Bakery, the shoes, handbags, and more, will only keep getting sweeter.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Ivanka Trump in court injunction

Italian luxury footwear maker Aquazzura is accusing Ivanka Trump’s namesake clothing line of copying the company's copyright design to a popular sandal, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Along with naming Trump, the lawsuit names three companies working with her, including manufacturer Marc Fisher.

The dispute focuses on Aquazzura's "Wild Thing," a sandal with fringe covering the toes and suede tassel fringe atop a 4” high heel. Trump's footwear, a sandal dubbed the Hettie, looks exactly the same and under-sells the Aquazzura footwear. The Italian company seeks a court injunction barring Trump from selling the purported knockoff. Aquazzura also seeks an accounting of Trump's profits from the shoe, plus damages and attorney fees. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest. The lawsuit highlights a grey area in the fashion industry, which has been lobbying for protection under the Copyright Act. Currently, fashion designs cannot be protected because they are considered functional items by the law. Hence people cannot own exclusive rights to manufacture such items but some design elements can be protected by the law, such as sculptural elements on a shoe or graphic designs.

Ivanka may take consolation her father, Donald Trump has been involved in at least 3,500 court actions.

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Exhibitions :Outstanding Art of Television Design Costume exhibition and “ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego” exhibition, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising museum LA

At the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising museum (FIDM)in Los Angeles forthcoming programs, will showcase showbiz shoes in its 10th annual “Outstanding Art of Television Design Costume” exhibition and rare footwear in its “ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego” exhibition. Both open on Aug. 2.2016.

Certainly one of the most striking in the collection is shoes worn by Mae West. At 5 feet tall, the curvy bombshell wore customized Pepenie heels to boost her to towering statuesque heights, creating a va-va-voom silhouette. The curiously crafted shoe-within-a-shoe is designed in silvered leather with a white platform built on top of the insole and an ankle strap to keep West steady. Together, the heel and platform measure 9.5 inches.

The hemline of her dress was designed at such a length to covers the upper portion of the shoe, lest the illusion be discovered. The Hollywood siren perfected the sashay gait to glide without lifting her feet up. In total, FIDM has eight pairs of West’s shoes (including a pair of strappy Chinese silk platform heels), and six sets of her bespoke undergarments.

The FIDM has also the largest Marlene Dietrich collection in the United States, and among the garments the museum has 19 pairs of her bespoke shoes, including a pair of patent leather tuxedo pumps with bold red heels.

Marlene Dietrich was a style icon with refined and androgynous fashion.

Contrary to popular belief I the actress had normal-size shoes for her height and weight (8-AA)

As part of the same FIDM collection is Fred Astaire’s the tuxedo shoes, evening pumps, correspondent shoes, and brown day tap shoes, as worn in his dance routines on screen.

When the dancing actor liked the look and feel of his custom made screen footwear he had them made up for everyday shoes.

The FIDM has a rare collection of men’s and women’s shoes from the 1800s and later, representing the evolution in footwear from neoclassical style influences to the formation of the modern pin high heel. These are definitely not exhibitions to miss.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Study Footwear Design at FIDM College

Socks and sandals fashion faux pas

Women have spoken on an internet survey and it seems men wearing socks with sandals is a definite, No! No! The dreaded combo is a real turn off to the ladies and unless men go au naturel with their sandals, they should choose sneakers, loafers, boat shoes, casual dress shoes, or espadrilles to get that eye catching, back look appeal.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Global Sports Shoes Industry 2016 Market Research Report

Global Sports Shoes Industry 2016 Market Research Report

Shoe Dog: Phil Knight autobiography

In his new book Phil Knight tells the story of Nike, from its creation in 1962 until it went public in 1980. It details the story of an MBA graduate with a crazy idea of importing running shoes from Japan to the multi-million dollar company it would become. Knight emerges as an obsessive, driven individual who was not above descending to dubious business tactics when necessary. Surrounded by his core management team, known in frat-boy parlance as "the Buttfaces" he forged ahead where no other Shoe Dog went before. Great read .

American-made athletic shoes for military recruits: New bill

The U.S. Senate on June 14 passed a Department of Defense bill that requires the Pentagon to purchase American-made athletic shoes for military recruits. This would subject athletic footwear to the Berry Amendment, originally passed by Congress in 1941 to promote the purchase of certain U.S. goods, not including athletic shoes. Although spearheaded by New Balance, the provision would affect other American shoe manufacturers.

Euro 2016: adidas are back on top

adidas is an official sponsor of Europe’s football governing body UEFA and has long been the world’s top football brand, but it was overtaken in the market for boots in 2014, prompting adidas to launch popular new ranges and to focus its marketing spending on more top teams and players. adidas expects sales of football boots, shirts and balls to rise 14 percent to a new record of 2.5 billion euros (£2 billion) in 2016, helped by reclaiming leadership of top European markets for football footwear from arch rival Nike. Footwear and balls together account for about half adidas’ expected sales of football gear of 2.5 billion euros, while replica team shirts make up the rest.

Adidas is kitting out nine of the 24 teams playing at Euro 2016, including reigning champions Spain, while Nike has six teams, including hosts France and England, and smaller German brand Puma has five, including Italy.