A PLATFORM FOR VENICE
Master Luxury Accessories Design & Management. Istituto Marangoni Florence 2020-2021.
Phoebe is a British accessories designer, graduate of the Istituto Marangoni in Florence.
With a previous background in communication and promotion, she has a keen interest in fashion and trends. Phoebe love pushing boundaries.
Passionate about sustainability, she always finds a way to integrate ethics into her designs through materials, fair trade or locality.
The project takes inspiration from the iconic city of Venice with a focus on history and awareness.
The concept has two meanings: helping and supporting the local community and reinterpreting - with seven upcycled platform shoes - the 18th century “Chopine” models worn in Venice.
The shoes are conceived to be sustainable as the rubber, using a compression moulding technique, can be recycled and biodegraded after usage.
"I’ve chosen to reinterpret the Tod's brand values of Italian heritage, using Venice as an iconic location."
Phoebe's idea was born after Tod’s project of support for the Colosseum.
With inspiration taken from the historic flooding of the city, "A PLATFORM FOR VENICE" combines designs and awareness of the ongoing damaging effects of climatic change.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW
Watch the mentoring session between Laura Brown, Editor in Chief of InStyle magazine, and Phoebe Adams.
As part of the initiative, six international editors, journalists and fashion experts give their personal points of view on the students' works.