After a lot of vacation, trips, party, etc. I’m back my friends ! Unfortunately I’ll be giving up on the ‘’lebanese designer’s reviews’’, because I just can’t find pictures to describe my words. So I bring to you today a discovery I made a while ago, a true artist who’s name must be restored and put on a pedestal.
Steven Arpad was a french shoemaker who worked around the thirties. I discovered him while browsing the web, and I was personally amazed by his work. It was way ahead of his time, and perhaps still ahead of ours, but nowadays shoe designs involve so many detail that we can find in Arpad’s work and that is simply amazing.
Okay, he might have worked for the House of Balenciaga, but I can’t believe he’s not well-known in today’s fashion culture. That is why I bring to you pictures of magical, avant-garde, and sculptured wonders in an attempt to spread his name on the web, not only his, but all of the ones we tend to forget, the pioneers that should receive more attention, think Vionnet, Poiret, Patou, Grès, or Schiaparelli, whose works become more scarce on the web every time bloggers write about today’s designers who are not only uninteresting but also copycats of forgotten artists.
Back to Arpad
Spot the cubes heels don’t they remind you of something ? And what about the fan-like one ? And the first one ?
If you don’t see the similarity with some of today’s designs then you must be blind or really uncultivated. But if you do see the resemblance, tell me with what and who, I’m really interested !
Anyway, my work for today is done, and I’m leaving you with these astonishing designs, and you can even see more of them here. I’ll be back soon with more discoveries, new designers and artists to watch, perhaps even lebanese ones…
See ya !
Photos source: Fashionising.com