I want to dedicate this moment to my City, Rome. Rome is one of the most iconic and most traveled cities in Europe, with a long history to match. With a mixture of cultures from around the world, Rome has it all. I wanted to create a unique fashion atmosphere in one of my favorite places in the world, the Colosseum, experience a walk from the origins to the future with my Kilame shoes. I made a few pairs of shoes inspired by the Imperial Rome, i added gold and colored embroideries with Swarovski crystals to remind the rich times and the power of this Roman era.
I visited the Colosseum very excited to photograph my shoes inside this incredible place, every time i go there i feel a strong emotion, the Colosseum is really powerful. I had 2 pairs of my shoes in my bag and while i was doing my tour i stopped in few corners to take photos, i was super excited and i was going up and down the site. I rested a few minutes on a column, thinking that probably that column was about 2,000 years or more, how funny.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre or Colosseo, is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheater ever built at the time and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.
The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir, Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheater was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).
The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators at various points of its history over the centuries, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Although substantially ruined because of earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum. In 2018, it was the most popular tourist attraction in the world, with 7.4 million visitors.