Shoe of the Month – Shoes with Stories

Shoes with Stories

These beautiful shoes were designed and made by Hetty Rose.

Henrietta Rose Grogan graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Footwear Design & Development (Cordwainers). She worked for footwear designer Georgina Goodman on an industrial placement for a year and has worked in London and Italy for handmade shoe companies.

Hetty’s collection is based on the practice of re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making gorgeous, feminine shoes to fit. She primarily uses vintage Japanese kimono fabrics: relics of a disappearing world, saturated in significance and hidden meanings. The colours and folds signify various seasons, occasion, status and the personal taste of the wearer.

Hetty Rose Shoe

Hetty Rose Shoe

You too could make a stunning pair of shoes like these or a pair of ballet pumps as Hetty is holding a shoe making workshop at Northampton Museum in March and in July.

The designs are simple, yet provocative, designed to make the foot appear more attractive. The collaboration of colours, materials, service and directional design result in unique, wearable footwear.

Find out more about our Shoe Making workshop by going to our website http://www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

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