If The Shoe Fits was a special event to celebrate Norwich Fashion Week 2016. The Museum of Norwich partnered with Van Dal, the last shoemaker in the city and the largest traditional ladies shoe manufacturer in the UK, to host an evening of fashion where past and present collided!
Once upon a time, the Norwich shoe trade was the largest industry in Norwich. At its peak, there were 26 shoe factories which employed 12,000 people across our Fine City. Today, only one major manufacturer continues to produce shoes in Norwich; The Florida group, known to us as Van Dal.
The public were invited to explore the museum galleries, where they were able to discover installations of live mannequins, styled by the Fabulous Miss K, modelling the newest Van Dal designs against the museum’s heritage backdrop. Curators were also on hand to showcase shoes from the museum’s extensive collection which were not on display at the time.
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