Luxury shoe designer Stuart Weitzman shares advice on life and career goals at Pomona College

On Nov. 2, luxury shoe designer Stuart Weitzman spoke to a crowded Rose Hills Theater at Pomona College. Weitzman offered sound advice while recalling the journey of his 60-year shoe-making journey. Starting his career by designing shoes for his father’s company in the early 1960s, Weitzman received his big break when singer Aretha Franklin thanked him for making her one-of-a-kind heels at the 1983 American Music Awards.

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Future Under Fire brings reworked fashion designs and sustainability to the 5Cs

Last year, four Pitzer students were inspired by their closets of unworn clothes and a shared vision of sustainability to start a club focused on reworking garments. After hours of work over the summer, the group was ready to launch their first collection of reworked clothing designs and the label behind it, Future Under Fire, at the start of this school year.

The founders of Future Under Fire say that reworked clothing is just the beginning plan to develop a network of creatives across the Claremont Colleges and beyond.

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