Reinforcing and crimping vamps

Reinforcing and crimping vamps

One set of red alligator vamps is on the crimp boards. The brown leather is kangaroo lining and it’s cemented to the red alligator. This is how I reinforce a delicate leather; I only reinforce the tongue area and edges. The vamp looks nicer and is easier to work with than one that has the reinforcing leather cemented all over the entire vamp.

Fashion Connection: Engaging Creative Entrepreneurship

Fashion Connection: Engaging Creative Entrepreneurship

Last week I was part of a panel discussion at Oklahoma State University. Hosted by Dr. Mary Rupert-Stroescu, it was a discussion with successful entrepreneurs talking about their experience in the fashion industry. The program was recorded with a live studio audience on Wednesday, April 9.