Professional Practise, Imelda Marcos.

Imelda Marcos is a Filipino politician born in 1929. However the reason I am researching her within my profession practise is because of the very large shoe collection owning 2,700 pairs. She said “I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady; I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoes industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude.” Therefor her collection of shoes was no greed but a representation of the hard work and dedication she put into her country. I have interpreted Dr.Martens in the form of identity but shoes to Imelda Marcos had a totally different meaning.

Her collection of shoes have become so well known across the world they have actually been put into a museum to showcase the vast taxonomy. She said “More than anything, this museum will symbolise the spirit and culture of the Filipino people.”

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This taxonomy of shoes showed me how shoes have so much more meaning than fashion!

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