32 master shoe designers hailing from Belgium, Brazil, France, Korea, Italy, Poland, Russia, the UK and the USA
They represent a wide variety of approaches, from Sophia Webster’s dazzling designs featuring fluoro hues, metallics and whimsical details; through Joanne Stoker’s sculptural pieces with masterfully constructed heels; to Zoe Lee’s restrained, timeless designs in muted palettes.
Each designer is introduced with a biography that highlights working practices and key sources of inspiration. Illustrations include portraits of the designers, studio shots of moodboards, sketches, swatches, early samples and coordinating accessories, and full-colour images of glorious finished designs.
Complete with an introduction and notes of the designers’ websites, Shoe is guaranteed to appeal to the huge readership who are fascinated by footwear, whether fashion aficionados or industry professionals.
Olivier Dupon is a 21st-century tastemaker and author of The New Artisans, Encore!: The New Artisans, The New Jewelers, The New Pâtissiers and Floral Contemporary, all published by Thames & Hudson.