1939 | FOOTWEAR & AUTARCHY | THE BEGINNING

1939 | The Italian autarchy foolishness was already in motion but alternatives to leather were camouflaged as fashion statements.


1939 | Plaited straw & kid | Unknown maker
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939

1939 | Crocheted rafia | Unknown maker
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939

1939 | Plaited straw for bag, hat and matching cork shoe | Unknown maker
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939

1939 | Plaited straw for hat and matching cork shoe | Unknown maker
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939


Meanwhile in France

1939 | Evening shoes | Unknown maker
Straw fabric from F. Colcombet and gold kid (reduced to a minimum)
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939

1939 | Beach shoes | Unknown maker
ALBENE fiber from F. Colcombet (basically matte Rayon)
Source: Novus # 14 - 1939

On top, two actual ALBENE samples glued to the page. Moreover the whole magazine (Italian, but printed in France) looks more like an art book: hard cover, silver and gold inks, samples all over.


FOOTWEAR & AUTARCHY
THE AUTARCHIC WAY OF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3

MADE IN ITALY
BY LAW



1933 | Actress Germana Paolieri for Tessuti Iris
Albene fabric model Marilù
Source: Le Fibre Intelligenti/Vita Femminile magazine - December 1933

July 5, 1939 | Footwear Fair Vigevano
Silliness in full swing
Full use of the rabbit fur
Source: Istituto Luce


 

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