A JAPANESE SHOEMAKER’S CRAZY CREATIONS

Went to a great exhibition and I have to sing its praises.

Noriyuki Misawa

A Japanese Shoemaker’s Crazy Creations

This featured at the Sway Gallery 70-72 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AN

So Crazy! Well actually, not at all. Why when it comes to the art world, does the media like to say anything other than the norn, the bland, the safe and predictable, is referred to as Crazy? The only craziness was or is my statement of fact.

Why are we not seeing more creations like this?

The UK use to be known as the finest purveyors of footwear and master cobblers, to the finest dandies across the land. This reputation was once global. Technically it still is, but you won’t be seeing creations and pure craftsmanship and works of art like this on your local high street. Possibly not anywhere within the UK, because these truly are works of art that belong in a museum or galleries, as examples of what can be, as crafted by master bespoke designer Noriyuki Misawa.

What i’d give to have some of his creations in my collection. Yet another goal for 2019.
The list is getting oh so very long.

Many luxury footwear designers either do menswear or womenswear really well. Few do both.
Tokyo based Noriyuki Misawa listens carefully, as you pay him a compliment about his fine creations. He smiles, he bows. I’m sure he must be doing this a lot, because he’s been winning prizes and awards, and you can see why they are well deserved.

Try and get along to the exhibition, and see his art for yourself, or check out his Instagram.  contact@noriyukimisawa.com

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