Polly Dawson a student at IFM post graduate cycle and her shoe proposals made with Louis Vuitton

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I was on the jury for the IFM post graduate cycle earlier this week and what always amazes me is how many great shoe designs come out of that class. Of course the fact that the students have the opportunity to work with the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton for the actual fabrication of the product does not hurt. None the less I would love some shoe companies to pick up the fashion students and give them creative positions so we can find some more interesting shoes on offer . Of course there are some great shoe designs out there but not enough…


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.