| Creating between worlds. From head to toe.

There´s an almost complusory in the act of creation, that wich makes us take everything out of nothing. Wich grants existence where there was only void. To create is to produce. It is to give birth to. To create is also a catharsis. It is to abondon all that is harmful. 

That is "to create" for the designers who come to the temporary exhibition halls of the Hat and Shoe Museums in 2018. 

"Creating between worlds. From head to toe" is then the key notion of the programming of the Hat and Shoe Museums, a concept wich takes us, on one hand, to the idea of cultural and identity multiplicity that the origin of each artist suggests, but on the other hand, to the multiple ideas, concepts and messages that their work exposes. 

In 2018, the Hat and the Shoe Museums will receive 4 new designers-artists, whose temporary exhibitions will be open between April and December. Discovering their worlds and ways of creation and expression is the proposal of the two Museums of the City, which will be associated, in addition to their temporary exhibitions, masterclasses, educational and pedagogical projects, thematic visits and many other actions that will justify, a new visit to each of these beautiful museums.





Amber Ambrose Aurèle. "Walking in Wonderland" is the first exhibition of the new cycle of programming of the Shoe Museum, titled "Creating between worlds. From head to toe".

Amber Ambrose Aurèle is a young designer who creates heels of dizzyingly high heels that challenge the boundaries between Haute Couture and Art. Reflecting on the contemporary limits of art and industry and the complex issues of gender today, Amber Ambrose Aurèle believes that the creation of shoes is always the result of an interdisciplinary research that will result in new fields of exploration in each collection that produces.

With themes that are always inspiring, ranging from direct tribute to Piet Mondrian’s neoplasticism, to allusions to the cosmos or to literature, the boundaries between footwear and the art object are diluted in Amber.

"Amber Ambrose Aurèle. Walking in Wonderland "makes a transversal reading of his career, presenting for the first time an unpublished collection. This exhibition marks the debut of the designer in Portugal and is her first solo exhibition.





Carolin Holzhuber is a shoe designer born in Austria. Her creations reflect a fascination with the sublime. Sometimes puzzling, sometimes disturbing, her shoes seem to defy the laws of physics, with illusion becoming a key element of their aesthetics. Her creations, combining modernity and craftsmanship, seek an artistic reflection about concepts or creative interpretations of the world around her. Carolin Holzhuber wishes to destroy  the line separating Art from Fashion. She is free when she tears the limits of what we see as ’wearable’ and ’beautiful’. She is free when she names one of her collections "NO", and when, with it, she criticizes the fashion industry and its dizzying rhythms and uneven cycles.

This is Carolin Holzhuber’s first exhibition in Portugal.