Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

Milly X Sperry Top-Sider Spring 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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Time travel back to the 60′s with Milly’s limited addition Sperry Top-Siders available in vibrant prints and neon brights. Putting a spin on the classic American shoe, Milly turns boat shoes and wedges from drab to fab.

The collection ranges from $90 to $225 for women’s and $45 to $75 for girls and will be available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman as well as Sperry Top-Sider retail locations, sperrytopsider.com, the Milly Madison Avenue flagship in NYC, and MillyNY.com starting February 2012. (Fashionista) The preppy nautical style is ideal for bold fashion seekers looking to add a POP to their winter wardrobe.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Designer(s) Spotlight: Vivienne Westwood + Melissa

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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What do you get when you mix quirky British style with eco-friendly Brazilian shoes? Possibly the most interesting and unique collaboration in footwear history!

“The Queen of Punk Fashion”, Vivienne Westwood, has for decades been known for making “punk” mainstream. She has come a long way from being known as the designer who famously create killer shoes that caused supermodel Naomi Campbell to stumble on the runway almost two decades ago. You may know Westwood as the over-the-top couture designer of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding gown in Sex & The City but now she’s working with shoe manufacturer, Melissa, to design funky, yet wearable shoes.

Melissa’s shoes are cruelty-free and are all made from synthetic materials like plastic and nylon, meaning there is no guilt accompanying wearing leather or suede. Celebrities like Melissa Auf der Mar go crazy for Melissa’s eco-friendly footwear (you should have seen her when I styled her in them!).

This season, the “Queen of Punk Fashion”  joins forces with eco-chic Melissa’s shoes to create retro styles, similar to what strutted down the runways of designers like Prada, but more wearable and affordable.

No ones stumbling down the runway or the sidewalk in these killer heels!

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By Liz Teich

Edited by Ashley Tschudin

Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine Collaborate with Selfridges

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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On  Thursday Jan. 19, Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson, Preen and Libertine announced their collaborations with Selfridges for ALDO Rise collections. The London Fashion Week foursome were tapped  to put together their own ranges to sell in Selfridges’ Shoe Galleries in London with an exclusive pre-launch on Jan. 18th.

Purchasing the collection shows support ALDO Rise, ”a fashion week collaboration program, launched by ALDO to help increase awareness of upcoming designers and offer them support through their retail network and designer contacts”  (OK!). As shown above, Mark Fast’s collection was inspired by “tribal and metallic glam” , featuring cut-out details, and retailing at £125. If the other three collaborative collections are as “spring chic” as Fast’s we’re sure you’ll support ALDO Rise as avidly as we do.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Collaboration Alert: Adidas + Opening Ceremony

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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While  no pictures have been released, this week it was confirmed that famed athletic shoe company Adidas is teaming with Opening Cermony for a capsule collection of reinterpreted Adidas Originals. The 100 piece collection will honor this summer’s Olympic games, an event that Opening Cermony holds true to their heart.

“The idea of Opening Ceremony re-creating Adidas Originals products with their creative sensibility in mind was something that intrigued us,” the label’s global creative director, Dirk Schönberger, told WWD. “Once we delved deeper, we discovered Opening Ceremony’s close ties to the idea of the Olympics and with London coming up this year, it was just the perfect fit.”

In learning more about this collaboration it was brought to our attention, by  The Coveted K, that the collection will not only include footwear but clothing as well. Footwear will retail between $140 and $235, while the clothing will  range from $100 to $630. One vote yes for the footwear but one huge thumbs down on the price of the clothing… that is until we actually see the collection with our own eyes…

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By: Ashley Tschudin

 

Footwear Collaboration Alert: Converse + Marimekko

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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When classic brands like Converse team up with major design houses like Marimekko, consumers are sure to be impressed. The Scandinavian design house, Marimekko, is best known for their iconic 1964 poppy print, which has inspired collaborations with Crate and Barrel, Havaianas, and now Converse. They are again bringing their prints to life, this time on your feet!

Available in many different styles, ranging from blue polka dots to psychedelic reds and oranges, the collection is currently on sale. Now through 1/22 you can nab this printastic collection at an additional 25% off already marked down prices! If prints aren’t your thing and your more of classic Converse gal or guy don’t worry we’ve still got you covered!

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Footwear News: Shoe Launches You’ll Love

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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February is a month filled with love AND shoes with THREE (yes,three) footwear launches. Thanks to InStyle , we’ve marked our calendars and are making space in our shoe closets for some of our favorite brand launches and collaborations.

1. The t-shirt brand you already love, Splendid is making their mark this month in the footwear industry with a 30-piece shoe collection featuring flats,wedges, and espadrilles. All in all the perfect summer shoes to match your ultra soft Splendid tees.

2. One of our best selling brands, Toms, is expanding to eco-friendly ballet flats made from burlap,suede, and linen. Don’t worry, they are still following in their philanthropic footsteps, donating a pair for a pair.

3. If you happen to have $900 laying around this collaboration is for you (and we’re jealous). Manolo Blahnik is partnering with socially conscious designer M. Platmos for a sustainable shoe line. {More Information}

By: Ashley Tschudin

Footwear Collaboration Alert: Vans + Hermes

Thursday, January 5th, 2012


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When we saw the headline that Vans and Hermes were collaborating it was like Christmas morning all over again! Vans and Hermes are teaming up to create the ultimate high/ low collection… (oh wait…continue reading)

The Vans featured above were actually made by Vans for TV personality and design aficionado Robert Verdi, repurposed out of his personal Hermes scarf collection. Meaning either you can go scissor happy on your personal collection (which we don’t advise and might make us cry) or you can oogle at these babies from afar *le sigh* — PSFK has a gallery of Verdi’s entire collection HERE.

Sorry to get your hopes up but maybe, just maybe, these will inspire the two iconic brands to team up (a girl can dream can’t she?!)

By: Ashley Tschudin

Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear Collection

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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Eccentric designer Jeremy Scott continues creating a footwear legacy in collaboration with Adidas Originals for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  The collection will include a plethora of plush animals from gorillas to leopards and even a cow; not leaving out his signature wings.

As usual, Scott does not shy away from sneakers, combat boots, loafers, and sandals but he does push the style boundaries, presenting a new take on traditional footwear. If this preview isn’t enough to tantalize your footwear fancy stay tuned come February/March for the full collection launch.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Shoe Collaboration Dreams

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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What would happen if UGG Australia and Giuseppe-Zanotti fell in love and had shoe babies or if Miu Miu was mad for Converse? While we don’t see any of these designers collaborating in the near future, it is fun to imagine what it would be like if our favorite brands paired up.

Ten years ago, major design houses would have laughed in your face had you suggested collaborating with another, yet today designer collaborations are common place. From designers buddying up to designers and fashion chains linking lines, designer collaborations rake in the big bucks. So why not let Frye and Sam Edelmen get cozy?!

By: Ashley Tschudin

Collaboration Alert: Tsubo for Timo Weiland Spring 2012

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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If you weren’t at New York Fashion Week, then you might just be out of the footwear loop so let us recap what you NEED to know. Tsubo partnered up with emerging designer Timo Weiland to create a 7-piece capsule collection for their women’s Spring 2012 footwear line.

According to Tsubo Brand Manager, Jason Mora, “Timo Weiland has been on our radar for a long time. We were looking for an emerging designer with a similar aesthetic, who could incorporate his unique signature into our line, while still remaining true to Tsubo’s heritage. We’re very excited to debut our first collaborative collection with the Timo Weiland design house.”

Inspired by the romance between an Italian military commander and the daughter of an Italian seamstress during the 1930s, the collection features chunky demi-wedges and flatforms. Military theme — CHECK. Straps that look like club wristbands — CHECK. Wait, how are those ideas cohesive?!

We’ll look past the random wristband snap and continue to covet this collection. If Santa is listening, please add this to your IOU list because these babies won’t be released until January.