ANNA BORSANI | VIGEVANO


1969 | Anna Borsani designs
The Oscar Winner Collection
Source: Moda in Pelle magazine


In the 1960s and 1970s Anna Borsani from Vigevano was one of the few female shoe designers in Italy. Furthermore, she was the only one to win twice the Footwear Oscar awarded by Turin's International Footwear Academy. Here below an incomplete list of her awards:

- Gold Medal in 1966 awarded by the International Footwear Academy

- 1967 Oscar for best Woman’s Footwear design by the International Footwear Academy of Turin

- 1969 Oscar for best Woman’s Footwear design by the International Footwear Academy of Turin

- 1971 “Golden Boot” prize awarded at the Florence Fair



1969 | Anna Borsani | Detail
One of the Oscar Winner designs, with a two-tones geometric heel
Source: Moda in Pelle magazine

1971 | Anna Borsani designs
She won her second Oscar with a collection inspired by the Napoleonic style. 
Cut-out boot & belt set, cut-out buttoned shoe. 
Source: Ars Sutoria

1971 | Anna Borsani 
Another design from her Oscar winner collection: an open back  sandal with a wide ankle 
strap, decorated with a metal plate. Also noteworthy the shape of the heel.
Source: Ars Sutoria

1971 | Anna Borsani (left) and Dino Borsani (right) 
Husband & wife team in Vigevano 
Source: Ars Sutoria

1966 | Anna Borsani and Enotrio Nembro
The two designer from Vigevano were both awarded in 1966. Nembro received the plaque by the 
Riviera del Brenta district. 
Mrs. Borsani won the Golden Medal by the International Footwear Academy of Turin. 
Source: Oscar Awards Catalogue by the International Footwear Academy of Turin.


THE HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN
FOOTWEAR OSCAR AWARD
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


1966 | Anna Borsani awarded with the Oscar by then 
Secretary of State Carlo Donat Cattin
Source: Oscar Awards Catalogue by the International Footwear Academy of Turin.



 

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