January 14, 2007
Shoe shop Té Casan seems to make the business of footwear design seem so easy. Seven designers produce a shoe exclusive per week (each in a very limited number), they’re produced and sold by the company through their retail store(s). What seems marvellous in this situation is that the relationship between the designer, company and consumer is open and a nurturing one. These aren’t faceless designers working under a label, each of them is profiled in detail and their collections distinct of one another, the label is all about the individual designers. I particularly like Zoe Lee and Niki Robinson‘s respective collections.
Having just watched the CBC doc High Heel Confidential just the other night (which was cheesily produced but had great participants/interviews), and just being totally inspired with the emerging footwear designers out there, I wonder once again if the life of a cobbler is calling me.