I’m A 90s Girl…

Images via blog: Bright Lights & Butterflies There's been so much chatter around Stylesight's offices lately about the resurgence of the early 90s grunge movement and how it continues to influence fashion - particularly amongst the juniors and contemporary markets. This brings me to open-up about our current obsession with combat boots...especially after noticing yesterday, that even with humid 90-degree weather ...
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Les Toiles du Soleil for Cole Haan

Cole Haan teamed up with French textile company Les Toiles du Soleil (the cloth of the sun) for a limited collection of footwear and accessories for S/S 11. Revered for their cheerful 100% sun-stain and water resistant woven cottons produced on "old-world traditional looms",  the 150-year old company injects just the right dose of color and pattern to otherwise traditional ...
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FEIT HANDMADE

Since opening their own factory last year, Australian shoemaker FEIT has changed their business approach by providing consumers and specialty retailers with direct service on a new online platform.  Here's how it works: each month, sample images are emailed to select members who have 10 days to request by responding "Make Me A Pair".  Each style is offered in limited ...
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Close Look – Miu Miu F/W 11

It's always exciting to get close look at some of the show-stopping footwear styles from one of Stylesight's favorite collections — Miu Miu F/W 11.  A bit more sophisticated than big sister label Prada, this season's footwear complements the 40s themed collection consisting of printed slim, knee-length dresses and assymetrical drop-waist coat silhouettes.  Glittery and metallic leather booties with curved ...
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Buffalo Stance

L to R Clockwise: Streets- 1234 Shoreditch Festival, Moon Spoon Saloon F/W11 Lookbook, Trendsetter BR'IT' Girl - Pixie Geldof, Spice Girls, Editorials from COVER Magazine April 2011 Once synonymous with 70s Goa Trance, 80s ravers and club kids, the Spice Girls (1994) and today's increasingly popular techno/electronica music genre — extreme platforms boots (ranging in six to eight inch heights) are ...
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Denim Kicks

L to R Clockwise: Nike Dunk Hi from the FFF (French Football Federation) Collection, Nike AF1 Low Premium Denim, Adidas Superstar, Christian Louboutin, Nike Air Max 90, Jordan Sky High Retro Low, Raf Simmons F/W 11 Denim footwear makes a comeback particularly with old school styles from leading athletic brands like Nike and Adidas.  From Nike AF1's to Adidas Superstars, the ...
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Hermes Custom Vans for Robert Verdi

Images Via flickr. Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi takes customization to a whole new level — bringing his collection of vintage Hermes scarves to skate brand VANS for one of a kind make-ups of the Classic Slip-On.  Each sneaker features Hermes silk scarf uppers in vibrant graphic prints juxtaposed with clean white rubber outsoles.  *This is not an official collaboration.
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United Nude X Moon Life Project

United Nude collaborates with Spanish performance artist Alicia Framis of the Moon Life Project for a futuristic, modular shoe design based on the idea that humans will someday live in space.  Produced with carbon-fiber components and customizable uppers, the shoes are flat-packed for easy travel - and includes assembly instructions.  This project makes you wonder how the innovative concept of ...
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THE ROARING 20s at The Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum (located in Toronto, Canada) presents the exhibition-"The Roaring Twenties: Heels, Hemlines and High Spirits", celebrating the energetic modernity of shoe design during a very influential fashion era for women.  With hemlines rising, shoes became more important than ever, reflecting the new fashion freedoms influenced by cinema, jazz clubs and world travel.  Check out the exhibit and ...
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Nicholas Kirkwood x Keith Haring

Images Via Style Bubble Shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood launches his new London boutique (located on Mount Street) with a footwear collection dedicated to Pop artist, Keith Haring.  Inspired by bold colors, defined shapes and edges- Kirkwood incorporated Haring's iconic "Radiant Baby and Safe Sex" renderings on a series of architectural pump, sandal and hybrid boot silhouettes.  The thigh-high Paris stretch roller ...
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giuliano Fujiwara F/W 11

The giulianoFujiwara FW 11/12 collection celebrates the modern-day Dandy with a bit of punk-edge.  The looks are tailored yet highly utilitarian and are grounded with weighty stompers constructed on rubber wedge soles in unexpected pop colors like dusty blue and bubble gum pink.  We love the kiltie details and the sophisticated approach to luxury high-top sneakers — perfectly fit for ...
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Heavy Machine S/S 11

Taiwanese-based Heavy Machine delivers their S/S 11 collection inspired by industrial machine structures with strong, heavy lines.  Since the brands launch in 2009, the edgy architectural designs and punchy color-blocked combos have since become a favorite of top trendsetters and even popular bloggers like Susie Lau of Style Bubble.  Heavy Machine has earned bragging rights for offering super-comfortable directional heels ...
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Red Kicks On FIRE!

L to R: Nasir Mazhar FW 11, London Streets, NYT, Nike Mesh Pack, Nike Dunk, Ronnie Fieg Star Player 75 Converse, Supra, Nike Free RUN 2, New Balance 420, Vans Era Laceless Fiery RED emerged as the go-to statement color for S/S 11.  From streetwear and indie-skate brands to athletic majors, top selling styles (and Stylesight favorites) include retro joggers, ...
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Cool Cats — Men In Leopard

Top L to R: Paris Streets via Stylesight, Marc Jacobs F/W 11, BAL x Diemme Roccia Hiker, Nike Air Footscape Woven ; Bottom L to R: Christian Louboutin S/S 11, Givenchy S/S 11, Jimmy Choo S/S 11 Since early 2010, leopard and cheetah prints continue its momentum (Active- Sneaker Capsule 2010) — spotted on street fashionistos and edgy urbanites across ...
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n.d.c – Cayuko Deck Shoe

Images VIA CULTURE SHOQ Since its inception in 2001, n.d.c - nom de code - has become a household brand amongst creative types who appreciate the simplicity and quality of handmade shoe constructions.  For S/S 11, n.d.c presents their interpretation of the classic deck shoe - The Cayuko - offered in punchy, incredibly soft laundered leather and suede combinations.  Hand-stitched leather ...
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