My first meeting with Tamano Nagashima brings me back in October 2002. Following several interviews of Maurice Arnoult that I made with my DV cam in his workshop I thought of making a documentary about this handmade shoemaker who was teaching his craft to women. And quite as usual it remained a project since now. I showed the DV tapes to a friend of mine who is a filmmaker and invited him to shoot the opening of the exhibition and others events around Maurice Arnoult and we think that we have the beginning of a documentary about this artisanal craft. Wish we finally make it through. But let's go back to Tamano whom I saw again in January 2007 in her workshop - boutique where was organised the first exhibition by the "Atelier Maurice Arnoult". She settled there few months ago and this exhibition was her boutique's opening and the opportunity for her to thanks Maurice with whom she learnt to fabric handmade shoes. Since then, she has created several models that you can command in the fabrics and colors of your choice. For the Summer she works with braid patterns and straps with delicate heels, but also wooden soles sandals and in Winter she uses leathers, different fabrics and pony and in a certain way the shapes of her models remind her Japanese origin. But enough talking, just take a look at the photos.
Le sac "Monsieur Anbo" est fait main par une de ses amies japonaises. D'autres modèles sont en vente dans la boutique.
The bag "Monsieur Anbo" are handmade by a Japanese friend of her. Different models are on sale in her boutique.
A pair of these sandals might be soon on my feet.
J'ai littéralement craqué pour ce Derby en poulain. Les peaux sont teintes et imprimées sur commande en Espagne. J'en veux une paire pour cet hiver!
I fell in love with this Derby. The pony leather is dyed and printed in Spain and I want a pair for the next Winter!
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