I want to be a better footwear designer for my own careerRead the full story
Olivia is a volcano with a pure passion for shoes, with a background in Arts, she has been working in footwear development and wants to move to the creative side of the business so took the course to be able to transition into a design position aiming at developing shoes which are also market appealing.← Back
I want to start my own business in the footwear fieldRead the full story
N’Dia has a background in both Fashion Design (from Clark Atlanta University) and Fashion Business (from FIT) as well as a retail experience at Barneys, NY and Nordstrom. She came at Arsutoria with the intention to develop a professional portfolio to enter a footwear design position and eventually start her own luxury women’s footwear line in the near future.← Back
I wanted to extend my design studies to footwear collectionsRead the full story
Guglielmo found his passion in footwear design through his graphic design studies. Soon after having completed the course at ARSUTORIA he has spent some time in the USA, as part of this further education at Pensole, developing designs for a lifestyle shoe for spring/summer 2018 and a performance shoe for spring/summer 2020 for New Balance and then an athleisure shoe for spring 2018 and a new Wacom Bamboo Slate for Vibram. Currently he has been accepted for an internship at Puma in Germany.← Back
I wanted to develop my own footwear collectionRead the full story
After having followed her family footsteps by studying Economy and Management of Cultural Heritage, Benedetta felt the need to be true to herself and devoted all of her energies to pursue a career in footwear, distinctly marking all of her passions through design and style. Benedetta also puts a lot of attention on innovation through new materials and has launched the 1st collection with her own brand for the S/S of 2017. We wish her a successful career!← Back
During the first week of the course, participants will learn the basic concepts of the construction and hand drawing of different styles of footwear. Starting from an analysis of the proportions of the shoe last, each student will create sketches of insoles, heels and outsoles of various kinds. Then a selection of the most important upper constructions will be studied and students will learn how to draw them.
After students gained the basic skills for sketching footwear models, they can start thinking in a more creative way and look for inspiration around them to lay the foundation of their collection, which will be their final assignment for this course
The second week of the course will be dedicated to the use of Adobe Illustrator to create technical drawings and Photoshop to create illustrations of footwear. Initially we will explain the main basic functions of the two programs. Subsequently, starting from a hand sketch, we will teach how to make a precise technical drawing of a shoe with stitching details and accessories with the support of Adobe Illustrator. Next step is how to add materials such as leather and fabrics and other details needed for a realistic illustration with Photoshop.
From market analysis to the application of the important activities of merchandising. That means how to set up a collection and how to research your idea, both for those creative people who want to work in a company or those who want to realize their own line.
Each student will present his/her draft collection to the teachers and to the other participants for a final evaluation. The draft prepared for the final presentation can then be used by the participants as their portfolio.
This 12 weeks class has been the core offering of Arsutoria School for over 70 years. The strength of Italian pattern engineers is one of the key ingredients for Italian reputation in the field of footwear.Learn more