THE MODEL MAKING
This is the first stage of development. The model maker shapes the drawing and creates a "shell", that is to say a replica cast on the "last" in a thin and rigid plastic on which he can draw, put the design on shape. It is on this shell that he will take the designer's drawing and organize the design of the pattern of the shoe. At this step, he will then define all the useful information such as seams, perforations, etc.
The role of the model/pattern maker is very important because it is he who interprets the designs of the models. He transforms the designs into volumes and patterns. With the years and the experience, he knows the intentions perfectly and really gives life to "the PIERRE HARDY aesthetic".