Monday, March 25, 2013

Best Foot Forward - Europeana Fashion Blog

We love the new Tumblr blog from Europeana Fashion which provides a fantastic online resource for all fashion and textiles students. The blog has been created in collaboration with, a consortium of 22 partners from 12 European countries, representing the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain.

The Tumblr blog will feature a monthly theme, with the first showcasing shoes! Three of the world's best shoe collections from institutions have been brought together to form this post's content. Firstly, there is the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, home to the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world, featuring more than 12,000 shoes from Egyptian footwear to contemporary British design. Next, a selection of shoe designed by Rossimoda S.p.A. and on display at Museo Rossimoda della Calzatura are offered up as examples of the current trend of transparent plastics in footwear. Emphasis is given to the final collection curated by the acclaimed Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, a fashion house which has seen its designs worn by Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

The blog promises new riches each month with plenty of good-quality images available for those with refined tastes in footwear as well as related fashion topics.