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Culture Photo by Deborah Vaia Amber Ambrose Aurèle is a shoe designer, teacher, and art historicist. In 2012 she graduated as one of the first-generation Master Shoe Design at ArtEZ Fashion Masters. She searches for the boundaries between fashion and art, applying a conceptual approach to the design process and using it as an artistic expression. Margaret Larmuth: What processes help you get into your work? Can you tell me a bit about your workspace and the elements that are important for you to start working? Amber Ambrose Aurèle: I always need to have a concept. I can’t start with just a beautiful material, or just sketch a shoe design on a blank piece of paper. Of course I can, but then I am never happy with the design because I miss the concept, so these sketches and shoe designs never see the light. I always start with an idea, and then I begin to explore to find the correct base. For me, making a good design is the same as building a house: you don’t start with the roof first; you need to have a good foundation, and then you can start building. In my work I love to tell stories. It starts with a fascination for “something,” then I will dive deeper into it. This could be collecting books, seeing films, reading, researching, making photos. Once I have done the preparation I can work anywhere—on a railway station, in the train, in a café, at home—it doesn’t matter, I can work anywhere in the sketching part (of course... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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