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:: Spotlight :: 2008 Australian Shoe Fair in Sydney

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Australian Shoe Fair, Australia’s only dedicated footwear industry fair, returns to the Sydney Exhibition Centre from February 15-17, 2008. The Fair is the destination for footwear and accessory buyers and for the first time it will offer visitors a rare opportunity to view over three centuries of footwear design titled ‘Famous Feet and Glass Slippers’ by The Way We Wear Vintage Fashion & Textile Fairs.

Featuring up to 25 pairs of enchanting shoes, the showcase will include unique footwear designs (some with famous owners) such as a pair of 18th century ‘platforms’, rare Wedgwood ceramic heeled evening shoes and an authentic pair of pumps worn by Princess Victoria in 1847.

From the beautiful through to the practical there will be something to please every shoe lover. Heart stopping turquoise satin day shoes and ivory satin wedding shoes from the 19th century will sit elegantly alongside elaborate court shoes of the 1940’s, each with its own unique tale of previous owners and the must have style of the time.

‘Famous Feet and Glass SLIPPERS’ will be an endless source of inspiration for the 5,000 industry visitors attending the AUSTRALIAN SHOE FAIR. It is recognised as the key event where the footwear industry congregates to source new seasons looks, meet with industry leaders, discover new labels and liaise with existing suppliers from more than 200 companies. The Fair brings Australia’s leading and emerging high quality suppliers; covering men, women and children’s footwear, as well as a full range of accessories to complete the offer.

Open to Trade only.


One of the upcoming attractions at the Australian Shoe Fair will be SHOESHOE, on stand D06, at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

On the SHOESHOE stand you will see the launch of the range for Spring/Summer 08 as well as their full range of products on display.

SHOESHOE is a collection of vibrant shoes, boots and accessories on the front lines of fashion, launching its first collection in Copenhagen and Tokyo for spring and summer 2006. The powerful yet simple Scandinavian design has since then rapidly launched colour onto urban streets around the world and is now available in Australia & NZ. All of the SHOESHOE boots are 100% insulated & waterproof.

To celebrate the launch of SHOESHOE they are offering special rates on all orders taken at the Fair. For more details, or to make a specific appointment to meet with them, contact Hayley on 0433 433 487.

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