If you want genuine leather, you go to Italy - Florence, to be exact. The city is known for its leather markets where you can find an array of genuine goods ranging from bags, wallets, belts and, of course, shoes. And while not everyone can just so easily hop on a plane and travel back and forth to this Tuscan country side, not to worry because there are luxury labels that exist to share with the world the real Italian leather experience.
This weekend, one of the most popular brands hailing from Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo, is giving us a peek at how their handcrafted footwear are made. They flew a master craftsman all the way from their HQ in Florence to show us exactly how much precision, skill, and technique are needed to create shoes befitting of the label.
“The smell of leather is like perfume to me,” says the Master Craftsman who can make as many as 6 pairs of handmade shoes in a day.
The brand’s fundamental and guiding principle is to make shoes ‘that always fit’, which is why every small detail counts. From using only the best materials, to being precise with no room for errors, we got to see the true meaning of luxury.
If you also want to witness 'The Art of Shoemaking', he will be demonstrating at the following venues this weekend from 11am to 8pm:
September 11, Friday at Greenbelt 4
September 12, Saturday at Rustan’s Makati
September 13, Sunday at Newport Mall
See you at the store!