Caselle in Pittari (SA)
20th May 2017
The footwear Made in Italy brand Patrizio Dolci of the Confort Shoes company, in collaboration with 3DItaly, launched a creative contest devoted to fashion shoes design for the realization of a new footwear concept to be designed and presented to the next international trade fair season.
The contest purpose was to open the company doors to the young Italian and global fashion designers community.
Prototyping original ideas bringing new visions together with the skilled craftsmanship of the Made in Italy footwear and the materials research while bringing together additive manufacturing so as to prototype rapidly the new concepts.
A craftsmen community and a makers’ team came together to start off a one-of-a-kind experiment: ReShoes Contest.
The first edition of the ReShoes Contest has just come to an end and it was promoted by Patrizio Dolci in collaboration with 3DiTALY, AtomLab and Ultimaker.
60 enrolled art works coming from several Italian regions. 10 selected finalists. 3 workshop and rapid prototyping days. 2 designers as winners.
The 10 finalists took part in the rapid prototyping workshop hosted by the Confort Shoes company and curated by the Patrizio Dolci craftsmen in collaboration with the 3DiTALY digital fabrication professionals from 18th to 20th May. The learning path has been enriched by the AtomLab participation in the contest, represented by Sergio Dulio who promoted contact with state-of-the-art projects in the Italian and global footwear field.
The immediate result of this approach has been the prototyping speed. The successful combination between craftsmanship and digital fabrication gave the opportunity to the participants to realise challenging footwear prototypes which have been presented during the final event of this first edition held in the Confort Shoes company on 20th May with the presence of the Patrizio Dolci craftsmen community.