377 posts tagged Footwear in ALL BLOGS


Opening Ceremony -

Opening Ceremony's first Resort collection is everything that you'd expect: funky classics and updated hybrids. Their offerings were inspired by the music festival circuits throughout the year, and with that inspiration they've delivered street-ready styles that can also take on the mud at Glastonbury. Lace-up canvas sneakers sit atop a rubber tread mid-heel unit with contrast patent details.  A strappy leather sandal ...
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White Mountaineering – Spring 2012

S/S 2012 season has promised incredible footwear for both men and women, and this collection from White Mountaineering is no exception.  Launched in 2006 by Japanese designer Yosuke Aizawa, White Mountaineering's mission statement is to have the "imagination to fuse design, utility and technology and in the process not submit to marketing or sales needs." While silhouettes are simple, upper patterns ...
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New Balance Global 581 Collaboration

The New Balance Lifestyle Collection, including the iconic 574s and 580s, are known for their classic look, bevy of colorways, and that signature grey, providing a understated staple year-round.  This winter, New Balance addressed the need for more utilitarian footwear in the marketplace by developing the ML581s. Available for spring release, the new silhouette features weatherproof materials that will benefit the ...
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581 Global Collaboration

Candice Cooper – S/S 12

German-based label Candice Cooper is expanding their distribution starting in S/S 12.  Launched in 2006, the lifestyle fashion footwear brand is lead by German designer Christopher Siegel, formerly of Hugo Boss, and perpetuates the fusion of trend, quality and comfort providing "casual luxury for individualists." Although not yet available in the US, the brand had a stint in the French market ...
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Growing Up Gucci

Designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini comes Gucci's first American store dedicated to trendy tots.
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Nike Air+ 2012

Get webby for 2012! Tech trends push trainers to easily adapt to the "addition by subtraction" theory, using webbed systems to supply lightweight, breathable uppers for a snug fit. Nike starts the new year with Air Max+  2012, featuring an ultra-light Hyperfuse upper, Cushlon midesole, and a 360 Max Air unit. A great visual update from the +2011, the multi-colored web ...
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Pringle of Scotland -

After Spring's beautifully crafted pointed toe pumps, Pringle's Pre-Fall selection shows a much edgier direction for next season. Almond toe lasts marry beautifully with thick rectangular heels.  A slight hidden platform adds height, balancing out proportions of the sleek seamless vamps.  The idea of changing the classic ankle boot silhouette comes across very clearly with overlay panels that wrap the counter ...
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Costume National – Resort 2012

You can always count on Mr. Ennio Capasa for contemporary design with an edge, and the Resort 2012 shoes are no different.  The main focus was the use of vegetable leathers in natural tones and stained wood.  The styles evoke a mood of sustainability, utilizing every aspect of raw materials while maintaining a sleek and slightly minimal look.  A slingback ...
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Bed Stü Men’s – Fall 2012 Preview

Bed Stü gave a very early preview of their Fall Boot Selection for the 2012 season.  Known for their "off the beaten path" look, the Bed Stü 2012 offerings stay on tradition with their signature look: distressed and burnished leathers in cognac, black and olive with antique brass and gunmetal trims.  Classic patterns are updated with decorative stitching, and new ...
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Trend Alert – Painter’s Boots

"Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation." - Paul Cezanne The designers listened.  A plethora of "on-duty" painter's boots have been spotted in recent weeks.  The DIY trend has stricken once again and luxury retailers are offering worn and distressed footwear at high end level. Modern laceless sneakers in bright orange are presented for younger markets; steel toe work ...
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Dior Makes Its Mark In Miami

In Miami's Design District Christian Dior unveiled it's first artist collaboration collection and pop-up shop ever marking a milestone for the French fashion house.
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Kurt Geiger – S/S 12 Preview

The London-based retailer presents their selection for the upcoming season.  S/S 12 brings pastel patents, snake-printed brights, neon hues and basic black and whites.  The collection puts in evidence a beautiful balance of materials and silhouettes, highlighting texture and color on simple uppers.  Well, simple the "Kurt Geiger" way.  Wooden units and thick heels remain strong with perforated uppers and ...
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Converse x José Parlá for World AIDS Day

In preparation for World AIDS Day (December 1st), brands find creative ways to incorporate the now-iconic red accent into products to signify benefitting global AIDS funds and charities. Converse is releasing a shoe tomorrow that fits the bill, collaborating with esteemed Brooklyn-based painter José Parlá. Parlá is known for his dense tonal paintings that mimic walls covered in layers of urban history and culture. His most ...
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Closer Look – Prada S/S 12 Men’s Footwear

Miuccia Prada is not one to promote understated fashion, and it wasn't any different with her Men's Footwear and Accessories for S/S 12.  With Golf apparel as a recurring theme, this trend trickled down to the model's shoes creating kilted cleats in pastel patent color blocking with nylon mesh detailing.  More eccentric styles took embellishment to the next level, adding ...
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Nowhere by Elin Kling + Nhu Doung

Established blogger, and now designer, Elin Kling has added yet another notch on her belt.  After a successful collaboration with H&M, Kling went on to design her own line of apparel to which she is now adding footwear.  In partnership with Nhu Doung, her Nowhere collection available through Nelly is small, consisting of a pointed metallic toe cap Mary Jane ...
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