377 posts tagged Footwear in ALL BLOGS


Trade Show Wrap – FFANY

Just when we think we have everything under control, the next season starts and we're back at square one.  Don't worry, I'm not complaining, I always say: the more shoes, the better! Designers presented their Resort collections last week at FFANY, and it seems like the pastel craze isn't going anywhere, at least not just yet.  A soft, candy colored palette ...
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EVENTS | FFANY

The Children's Team stopped by the FFANY press preview to check out the F/W 12 collections for Kors Michael Kors (Images 1-3), Stuart Weitzman (Images 4-5) and Enzo (bottom collage). Pairing function with style, the footwear featured side-zippers and warm shearling lining across all the collections. Interior details were key with fun polka dots and chic houndstooth peeking out from stylish shoes. Wedged ...
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Bio-customized Sneakers from RayFish Footwear

The next step in customization reaches new levels with modified DNA for custom patterns on lab-grown stingrays.  RayFish Footwear, a company based in Thailand, is pushing customization to new heights with their genetically modified stingray sneakers. You heard that right.  One trip to their website and you'll get a pretty straight-forward explanation in layman's terms as to what a "Grow Sneaker" ...
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Charlotte Olympia Preview -

It's all about unleashing your femininity while on a tour in Russia.  We're talking about Charlotte Olympia's Pre-Fall 2012 collection, of course. Olympia's inspiration for this selection is seen clearly in the fun floral prints as well as the adorable Babushka Doll ornaments.  Her signature platform serves as base for elaborate uppers in suede with leather rosette appliqués, strappy nude sandals ...
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Marsèll Preview -

Sculptural shapes, subtle distortion and meticulous finishing define Marsèll's F/W 12 selection.  In short, it actually also describes their brand DNA. Understated silhouettes and re-purposing of traditional design elements help create the signature look of Marsèll, balancing color, form and texture in a recognizable aesthetic they are known for. Below is a preview of their F/W 12 collection, which includes fall classic ...
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Interview with Marc Hare of Mr. Hare

It's videos like this that revive my passion for footwear, although to be honest, that fire never really goes out. Meet Marc Hare, founder of eponymous Men's Footwear Label Mr. Hare.  Launched in 2008, the label is based in London but it's original idea was conceived while on a trip to Spain the same year.  The brand's aesthetic is extremely contemporary ...
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Fendi Preview – Resort 2013

So we haven't finished reviewing all F/W 12 collections, nor have we had the chance to re-cap the top S/S 12 collections that are starting to hit stores, yet we are already being presented with Resort 2013 looks. But don't misunderstand, I am certainly not complaining, especially when we kick off a season with Fendi.  Moda Operandi is definitely anyone's "in" ...
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Trend Alert: Surreal Heels

With an upcoming Costume Exhibit in the honor of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada at the Met, it's of no surprise to see surrealist heel inspirations spring in the market. Although exotic, over-the-top creations have been around for quite some time, in recent years women have allowed themselves to take higher fashion risks when it comes to their shoes.  The more ...
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Christian Louboutin Retrospective at the Design Museum

Christian Louboutin's Retrospective opens today at the Design Museum in London. The exhibit celebrates the iconic french designer's career to date and marks the first ever in the UK. Visitors will get a glance at styles pulled from Louboutin's personal archive which reference the origin of the iconic – and controversial – red sole, through to the latest collections including a Men's ...
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Bernhard Willhelm x Camper -

Willhelm continues his collaboration with Camper with an expanded Women's range, which includes new styles and fresh materials. The full range of Camper's F/W 12 collection was presented at the Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Station, the perfect cozy setting for a theme entitled "Travelling Winter." What I like about the Willhelm x Camper collab is how it is a far departure ...
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Gio Diev Preview -

A relatively young label, Gio Diev has quickly risen in the luxury footwear market with his unique point of view and statement design aesthetic.  His futuristic yet elegant styles have already made it to the red carpet and stage, having been worn by Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood. He has developed a recognizable silhouette –a key aspect for a luxury brand ...
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Longchamp releases first footwear collection -

Not necessarily breaking news, but it definitely had our ears up to hear Longchamp would be launching a full footwear collection for Fall, and now we have a closer look at some styles from their selection. Their Pliage bag is known worldwide as a staple in every woman's accessory collection, and by looking at the styles offered for fall it ...
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Dolce Vita in NoLIta

New York based brand Dolce Vita has unveiled a new bigger, brighter and sexier store in NoLIta. Noted for its cult-worthy footwear, the company has also garnered a loyal following for its house label of effortlessly cool, contemporary apparel. In addition to the DV and Dolce Vita lines, the store stocks coveted brands that also have "gypset" appeal like Funktional, ...
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Kenzo Launches Vans Collaboration

The most exciting news of the day yet! Starting mid-May, we will be able to get our hands on Kenzo x Vans kicks at all Kenzo locations.  The limited release will be staggered through the months of May, June and July, with each delivery featuring a new colorway.  The first style to hit the shelves feature colors straight from Kenzo's S/S ...
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We Love – Serafini

With all the buzz around this new direction in the fashion industry towards active-inspired looks and move toward functionality, we felt compelled to share a brand that represents this concept beautifully. Serafini dates back to 1885, when it opened its first studio in Florence, Italy.  With a focus on high quality leathers and expert handcraft, the brand has been passed down ...
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