EXHIBITIONS - FOOTPRINT: THE TRACK OF SHOES IN FASHION
SHOWING THE EMOTIONAL SIDE OF SHOES
It’s no surprise that Pierre Hardy is a key name at the exhibition entitled Footprint: The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion that opened in September at the Fashion Museum of Antwerp, Belgium.
The exhibition displays about 600 pairs of shoes from the 20th and 21st century inspired by the shoe collection of Belgian retail pioneers Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels, the owners of Antwerp-based footwear boutique Coccodrillo established in 1983. Eager to show the more emotional side of shoes instead of the hype and media buzz that surround today’s IT products, the theme-driven Footprint focuses on the vision of individual designers and on the customer behind each style. Besides Hardy, whose bold geometric designs made headlines from the beginning, other names include Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, Patrick Cox, Martin Margiela and Roger Vivier, alongside the more contemporary Simone Rocha and Tabitha Simmons. On Dec. 13, Hardy will give a talk at the MoMu as part of the "Talking Heads Talking Shoes” series running alongside the exhibition.