Wednesday, 17 January 2007
Joey McMakin shoes photographed by Alessandro Barattoni
Dear Shaded Viewers,
I met Joey McMakin over lunch last season. He's a good friend of Shaded Viewer contributor, Mario Canal. I thought that you might enjoy seeing what he is doing for Spring/Summer. His mood is Hollywood in the 40's and 50's using precious materials and merging colors and textures.
Joey's love for shoes began when he was a teenager. His vintage collection of shoes from the l920's, 40's and 50's represent the elegance that ignited his passion for shoes.
“These are the era’s that have influenced me the most…. In fact my passion became my profession”.
“I don’t believe in mass production” proclaims McMakin, “I prefer to create a few pieces, but exceptional ”
“Today I have the opportunity to expand my collection, as well as shoes, bags and accessories. It would be an important opportunity that I will put into effect only if I can follow the same process as I do with the shoes”.
The past collaborations with Stéphane Kélian and Polo Ralph Lauren are part of an excellent background. Today McMakin designs freelance for René Caovilla.
paolo de vivo +39.02.89406091
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Joeys' creations are the most beautiful I have ever seen. More than mere shoes, his designs are true works of art and should be enjoyed by everyone. Hopefully these "walking jewels" as Lex calls them will be available in the United States someday soon.
Posted by: Susan Summer | Jan 20, 2007 7:59:09 PM
The word beautiful is often over used..but here is totally appropriate..it makes me think of when you pass by one of those exclusive patisseries in Paris , and in paticularly that one by the Champs Elysees and you just cannot resist ...totally seductive... exquisite pict....... walking jewels of design.....
Posted by: LEX | Jan 17, 2007 7:58:53 AM