Close Look : Junya Watanabe S/S 12 – Duck Boots -

Junya Watanabe’s S/S 12 collection showcased the designer’s longtime fascination with practical workwear, taking on a more laid-back direction this season — with overalls, waxed hunting coats, patched denim, colorful parkas and duck boots blending the lines between rural festival farmer gear and hip Bedford Avenue local style.  We're loving the classic Bean boot updated in unexpected punchy brights like ...
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Mark McNairy for Keds -”Booster”

This month, Keds reissues the iconic 1930s "Booster" in a sophomore collaboration with one of America's favorite cobblers, and Creative Director of Woolrich Woolen Mills, Mark McNairy. Casual and sporty with Mr. McNairy's signature preppy aesthetic, this oldie-but-goody features hopsack canvas uppers available in 3-colorways (navy, tan and off- white), contrasting brick rubber soles and two sets of laces. Available ...
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Chanel Haute Couture F/W 11 -

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Haute Couture collection spoke volumes about his inspiration for the season. Lagerfeld recreated the Place Vendôme with neon lights, offering a hauntingly futuristic depiction of the Paris landmark.  With the dystopian, sci-fi theme inspired by the 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis, it's worth noting the unexpected use of neon lights that emitted from the toes ...
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Close Look: Kris Van Assche S/S 12

Belgium-born and Paris-based designer Kris Van Assche revered for his rebellious style and unique attention to design details delivers a collection of fashion high-top sneakers and sturdy boots for S/S 12.  Black, white, grey and tan leathers or suede provide neutral balance and ground his restrained collection of tailored slim-fitting dark suits, sporty cropped pants and boxy jacket silhouettes. Check ...
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Adam Kimmel S/S 12

Images Via Stylesight and Tres Bien Blog For S/S 12,  Adam Kimmel delivered a collection he called “Dark Surf,” inspired by a group of beach toughs the designer befriended in Los Angeles. Kimmel showed sporty surf-styled slip-ons and lace-up mid cup soled sneakers in red, olive and grey suede that ties seamlessly back to his beach-y looks of Bermuda ...
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Hussein Chalayan x Puma

    Images via PSFK German athletic brand Puma teams up with designer Hussein Chalayan (who also serves as creative director) for a F/W 11 collaboration that consists of an apparel and futuristic footwear collection - blending the lines of technology, lifestyle and sports performance. A self-proclaimed artist, Hussein Chalayan's récits de mode exhibition opens at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris ...
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Happy July 4th…

L to R (Clockwise): Jeffrey Campbell, Vans, Christian Louboutin, Converse, Jeffrey Campbell If you're feeling patriotic this weekend, there's some cool footwear out there that will surely make a statement at your 4th of July BBQ.  The popular Lita by Jeffrey Campbell is offered in stars & striped canvas while Christian Louboutin's peep-toe rhinestone sling-back provides a more glammed-up option.  For ...
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S/S 12 Preview: The Frye Company

We headed over to The Frye Company showroom yesterday to get a sneak peek at some of the S/S 12 product slated to hit the trade show circuit in the next few months.  As expected, the room was filled with tons of heritage product updated in beautiful washed leathers.  The colors were rich and a bit unexpected — with punchy ...
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Osborn S/S 11

Fresh off of Pitti Uomo and the European mens runway shows, African prints emerged as a dominant theme throughout collections.  So I revisited one of my favorite footwear brands, Osborn that embodies everything we love about the upcoming S/S 12 season. With a mission “to do good with good design”, Brooklyn-based Osborn Shoes was created in 2007 with the objective to ...
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Pitti Uomo Footwear Preview: Church’s S/S 12

Known for their expert craftsmanship and Goodyear welted shoes, Church's deviates from classic styles and infuses a bit of dandified flair with their S/S 12 collection.  Traditional balmoral Oxfords look fresh in olive and slate blue canvas and features white metal eyelets and laces - all constructed on refined natural leather soles.  On the sportier front, offerings included platform suede ...
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Pitti Uomo Footwear Preview: SKIVE S/S 12

Launched in 2009, London-based footwear brand SKIVE (created by veteran industry footwear designers Joachim Sedelmeier and Mark Walker) showcased a colorful collection of classic styles updated with edgy sole treatments and time-honored materials.   Top S/S 12 styles include striped beach chair canvas coastal espadrilles, 1946 upcycled sailcloth gum-soled sneakers, and wedge Oxfords — all inspired by English summer.  We loved ...
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Pitti Uomo Footwear Preview: CASBIA S/S 12

We've just wrapped the 80th edition of Pitti Uomo and after days of extreme internet challenges in the great city of Florence, we are excited to share some of our favorite footwear finds for S/S 12. First up — CASBIA , designed by Edmundo Castillo and Manuelle Bianchi, introduces their third collection based on the philosophy — “the ten ...
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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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