Jimmy Choo creates shoe line using Fukushima-sourced materials

FUKUSHIMA: Designer Datuk Jimmy Choo has unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.

Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling to overcome the tsunami-sparked nuclear catastrophe that hit in 2011.

There he found traditional materials that have been made in the area for hundreds of years, such as Aizu cotton, super-fine Kawamata silk and the Aizu lacquerware, which he thought could perfectly complement six pairs of high heels…
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