Saturday, June 7, 2014

Swing Shoe Shop

The white cube as an institutional commercial space is staged in Swing Shoe Shop with a fitting bench, shoe horns and nylon sockies. Gallery visitors are invited to try on the shoes (for sale for €99.90 in a custom silk-screened shoebox). The 50 0dd pairs of shoes are appropriated 1920′s to 1940′s dance shoes: some are unworn, others considerably threadbare, and each tells its own story. On a surreal museum audio guide, a voice actor narrates the back-stories in a period transatlantic accent. For a slideshow of the collection and the accompanying audio tour, check out the video.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Make yours espadrilles this summer

Espadrille shoes are once again trending thanks to celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Beyonce Knowles, Kate Bosworth and Katy Perry. The fashionista have been spotted wearing their designer espadrilles on the highways and byways of Tinseltown and beyond . Most sought after are Tory Burch’s espadrilles shoes in lace and floral designs, according to those in the know.