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©Camilla Glorioso for Remanufacturing Venice
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Daniela Ghezzo

Daniela Ghezzo Shoemaker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+39 0415222115
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A painter’s eye for shoes

  • • Daniela has an artistic background and trained as a painter
  • • She took over her master’s workshop
  • • Her shoes are bespoke

Nowadays, Daniela Ghezzo is one of the most internationally acclaimed shoemakers. She began to learn her craft when she was just 17, during a summer job in the workshop run by Rolando Segalin. She continued her craft while studying painting at the Venice Fine Arts Academy. Although she was a talented painter, at 24 she realised that an artist’s life was not her calling. “Too affecting, you have to get naked” she remembers and so she courageously decided to take over her master’s atelier. Since then, she has made handmade bespoke shoes for men and women, unique pairs created after studying the feet, posture and personality of her customers, also taking advantage from the Segalin forms archive, which dates back to 1932. Among her clients there are household names such as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Works

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  • ©Camilla Glorioso for Remanufacturing Venice
  • ©Camilla Glorioso for Remanufacturing Venice
Photo: ©Camilla Glorioso
Chopine

The chopines are a kind of women’s platform shoes worn in Venice between the 15th and 18th century, initially by courtesans – to protect their feet from mud and dirt. After becoming fashionable they were worn by patricians in a symbolic race: the higher the platform, the higher the status. This pair of comfortable chopine sabots, handcrafted by Daniela, are made from a bright blue and gold silk damask, golden leather and cork. The fabric is glued on the cork platform.

Photo: ©Camilla Glorioso
Black and white ankle boots

This pair of women’s black and white ankle boots are handcrafted by Daniela from cow print pony skin and kidskin. They have a leather sole and a light wooden heel covered with black leather. These soft custom-made bicoloured boots are enriched by five small buttons and a black pony skin toe.

Photo: ©Camilla Glorioso
Francesina da uomo

This custom-made pair of men’s shoes are handcrafted from black calfskin using traditional techniques. This so-called “goodyear” (from the sewing machine) model is actually hand welted and sewn. The inner lining is made from natural kidskin, while the sole is made from leather. The shoes are finished with open lacing and five pairs of eyelets.

Photo: ©Camilla Glorioso for Remanufacturing Venice
Silver sandals

These very seductive high-heel women’s sandals are made from silver laminated kidskin, while the inner lining is made from natural kidskin and the sole from leather. The 1980s model of this elegant pair of sandals, totally handcrafted by Daniela Ghezzo, is taken from the Atelier Segalin historical archive of forms, it keeps shoe shapes dating back to 1932 and Daniela inherited it from her master, Ronaldo Segalin.

Photo: ©Camilla Glorioso for Remanufacturing Venice
Unisex blue velvet loafer

Conceived both for men and women, thanks to the simple elegance of their design, this pair of bright and shimmering blue loafers is handcrafted from shot silk velvet by Venetian master shoemaker Daniela Ghezzo and can be realised in various colours. The inner lining is made from natural kidskin and the sole from leather. The low heel is designed for the wellbeing of the back that needs the right support.

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