The creativity and technology behind the Italian students’ shoes shown at Fashion Graduate 2018.

[On cover: Politecnico Calzaturiero, Cercal, Arsutoria School and Accademia Costume & Moda]

Who knows whether the schools that participated in the recent educational event in Milan will produce the new stylist of tomorrow: a designer with the combination of creative, managerial and technical skills essential for responding to today’s markets plus mould-shattering innovative ideas? The students demonstrated their mastery of shoe-making technique, to which they add a fair dose of creativity, as demonstrated by the styles we propose.

Politecnico Calzaturiero

High heels or specially shaped 3D printed heels, feathers and vinyl characterise the Venetian school’s styles. The shoes with gaiters are the product of a partnership with the Parsons School for Design in New York. Italian students work with companies to implement the designs proposed by the American school for the year-end examination and fashion show.



The final projects in the shoe designer programme at the school in San Mauro Pascoli concentrate on stiletto heels, sandals with platform soles of dizzying height, and booties with uppers made out of thin strips or with fur linings.


Arsutoria School

Students in the Shoe Design and Prototyping programme worked with a mix of colours and came up with a curious modular boot.

Accademia Costume & Moda

Students in the Roman school’s Master of Accessory Design programme gave free rein to their creativity in slippers and pumps with handmade wooden soles and uppers featuring ribbons and pompoms, statuary shoes featuring Baroque decorations and relief carving, shoes with symbols that can be scanned to view animations recalling videogames and, lastly, shoes styles of Baroque inspiration.