Day four of the FAD + V&A portfolio workshops and cue a visit from past Fashion Futures student and shoe design student Katie Adelaja.
At only 18, Katie has just completed the first year of a Footwear: Product Design and Innovation degree at London College of Fashion. She popped in to give a presentation on her work and offer up advice to anyone considering shoe design as a career.
After a visit to the V&A’s Shoes: Pleasure & Pain exhibition for some inspiration, our eager recruits returned for their first timed challenge of the day – to design and make a prototype shoe.
Working in pairs they got busy crafting card, paper and trimmings into footwear, before presenting their finished prototypes to the group. See some of their fantastic creations below.