Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shoe designing - a full-fledged profession

Hey! Have you ever thought whose designed shoes are you wearing, we prefer wearing designer clothes by people like Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Manish Bahl, J J Valaya, etc. but have we wondered who has designed our shoes, whose creativity is reflecting in form of our footwear. And do you know there are courses provided for footwear designing and the degree holders or professionals in this field are called Fashion Footwear Designers.
Yes even I was completely shocked, when I heard that one of my friends is pursuing a course in footwear designing. And moreover, there are institutes fully dedicated for the same. Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra, AVI School of Fashion and Shoe Technology, Chandigarh, are few of the colleges providing education in Footwear Designing.
Shoe Designing colleges provides all type of courses such as short term, under graduation and post graduation programmes. The eligibility of the under- graduation courses is a 12th pass out, whereas, for post graduation courses a graduation degree from a valid university is required. Few names of the courses under which these degrees are provided are: Diploma in Leather Goods and Accessory Design, Diploma in Footwear Manufacturing Technology, Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, PG Diploma in Visual Merchandising and Communications Design, etc.

It is said, the overall dress up and personality of a person needs to be complemented with the shoes, he is wearing, and a smart person is recognized by the standard of his shoes. Also, I am very startled and really excited, it must be so amazing to design the shoes and just imagine how much creativity must be required to design a new piece every time. Keeping in mind the comfortable level and the target audience, making new designs every time, yet maintaining the originality of the shoe shape, must be so difficult. Now I understand, how come, we get to see different variety and design of shoes, sandals, ‘jootis’, every time we visit shoe shops.

1 comment:

  1. hmm these days such vast varity of courses r available. which earlier were considered low jobs, are now such grt industries for new talent.


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