Category Archives: footwear

SS13 MENS GLOBAL THEMES

In case you didn’t have a chance, during our very wonderful holiday, to check out the Mens Global Themes on the site here is a breakdown of the trends we called out for SPRING 2013.

FUTURISTIC FITNESS

Probably my favorite theme for men in 2013, this trend focuses on the balance between futuristic couture and athletic inspiration. Minimalism is the key to keeping this trend balance with a monochromatic color palette and touches of metallic and holographic finishes. Look to brands like Y-3 and Margiela for inspiration.

 

TROPICAL SABBATICAL

With a huge sweep of tropical influences, SS13 for men also supports a sea-side trend, from over-sized Hawaiian prints to casual resort wear. We focus on the diver watch being a key element in supporting this trend as scuba gear is a major influence. New fabrics such as Neoprene, nylon and ripstop are highlighted.

 

AFRICAN WARRIOR

From gladiator sandals and safari inspired bags at Michael Kors to straw materials and bright colors at Burberry, there was a vast range of African influences. We look to new material combinations and fabrications such as canvas, braided jute and wax-finished leathers. Over-sized cuffs and neck-wear also make a statement for SS13, setting a new identification from past seasons’ African expression.

 

ALMOST FAMOUS

Taking inspiration from pure Rock-n-Roll, this trend is not defined by a specific decade but rather a free-spirited and grungy sensibility. For many decades music has influenced fashion but one consist trend taken from the industry is a nod to rocker’s non-nonchalant garb. With juxtapositions from distressed and worn in tailoring at John Varvatos to casual kick-back Cobain style at Nicholas K, this trend is sure to fill the shelves for SS13 with more attitude and style than any of the others.

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THE PERFECT POINTED TOE

If you’ve missed this trend, you’ve been sleeping under a rock… to put it nicely. Here are three of my favorite styles of the pointed toe heel:

Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon

Casadei

Casadei

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ASOS SS12 PREVIEW

Headed to the ASOS SS12 preview last week and it totally blew my mind. Their use of fabrication is incredible considering the price point. I loved all the tropical inspired hot shorts and mini dresses. The lucite tinted visor and perforated backpacks were so cool too. I am always so impressed by the evolution of ASOS as a private label brand. Some of my favorite shots below….

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SEEING SPOTS

I don’t even think Cruella De Vil would know how to handle the amount of dalmatian print showing up at retail all over the world right now. Of course, all of these styles are conceptual and not actually dalmatian skin. (that would send PETA over the edge, I am sure of it.) BUT, I do think its a great alternative to the overkill of animal we are seeing for the umpteenth season. ThOSE Penelope + Coco pumps are DYNAMITE and literally my favorite thing on the internet right now, I would HIGHLY encourage any fashionista in their right mind to swoop them before they are sold out. How do you guys feel about dalmatian? Are you going to rock this trend once our bone chilling Manhattan winter sets in?

TOPSHOP BAG

PENELOPE + COCO CALF HAIR PUMPS

SONIA RYKIEL MINI SKIRT

EDDIE BORGO DALMATIAN PYRAMID BRACELET

TOPSHOP SWING COAT

TOPSHOP SOFT SHOPPER TOTE

 

ASOS SPOTTED MITTENS

WHAT I PACKED FOR: ART BASEL MIAMI 2011

Heather and I are at Art Basel in Miami this week and here are a few things I’m dreaming of having to wear this weekend! I really love the monochromatic look with pops of bright punchy accessories. (I might even give my right arm for those Altuzarra pumps…!) Basel has been great so far, amazing galleries and photos to come soon, stay tuned.

images from netaporter, fashiongonerogue and vogue.com

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A WORLD OF COLOR: SS13

The ladies footwear and handbag color palettes are finally finished and posted on the site! There were so many fun colors for SS13 from rich icey pastels to pop art inspired primaries. Think Hawaiian luau, ice princess and stark sporty palettes for SS13. Head to the site and check it out!

 

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The Lake & Stars x Nike

Cult lingerie line, The Lake & Stars has collaborated with Nike to produce these one-of-a-kind Nike Air Force 1’s that take us back to 1990s hip hop with a modern update. The pop green sole and Lake & Stars logo on the cushioned tongue is too legit to quit, literally. Check out their new pop up store at 57 Walker (near Broadway) and scoop up a pair of your own. (hurry though, the pop-store is ending just before Thanksgiving this week!)

 

 

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MENS TOP DESIGNER SS12

All of the men’s top designers from the SS12 collections are up on the site… get your hunny fix now !

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GAUTLIER ESPADRILLE SNEAKERS

These are SICK. Gautlier only put one pair of these cut-out sneaker + espadrille hybrids on the runway so I doubt they will make it to the stores, unfortunately! Enjoy for your eyes and let’s all hope to see them at retail next season!

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