We love: Gram Footwear

During our coverage of L.A.'s Lazr trade show we came across Gram Footwear. The Stockholm-based brand presented their S/S 13 collection which stood out from the pack for their clean aesthetic and attention to detail. Established in 2005, Gram has been in the European market for quite some time, but has only now entered the US market.  Their mission statement is to ...
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Inform, Inspire, Influence: LAZR Trade Show

That is the mission behind the newest trade show added to our industry's roster: LAZR. Stylesight was on location to cover the first edition of the event, which took place at Los Angeles premier site L.A. Live.  A 4,200 sqft tent housed the new trade show which has many asking the same reluctant question: do we need another trade show? We sat ...
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Trend Alert: Men’s Footwear – Platforms – S/S 13

Platforms and flatforms are huge in the world of women's footwear, but it seems that the men might finally be catching on. For Spring 2013, traditional menswear uppers are amped up with platform outsoles that range in height from subtle to sky-high. Platform oxfords, huaraches and gored slip-ons are adaptations of menswear classics, while a peep toe clog is a more ...
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Pour La Victoire launches S/S 13 collection with Rooftop Soireé

Last Thursday evening, NYC-based brand Pour La Victoire held a special launch party for their S/S 13 collection. After an intensive revamp which included new partnerships, branding and design team appointments, the festivities were an excellent way to unveil all of the recent efforts and investment. Perfect for a summer evening, the brand's showroom is located in a lovely open penthouse space ...
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Miu Miu F/W 12 Loafers

If you didn't get your hands on a pair of this Summer's must-have slippers, there's no reason to fret as Miu Miu has released the next batch of flats that will be on everyone's feet this Fall. The next generation of flats are sure to make everyone's "basics" list and we are pawning over them as well.  The new Fall loafers ...
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Spotted at Capsule – B Store -

We can always count on the Capsule to bring us the latest and greatest in all things Menswear. One of the most inspiring Menswear shows stateside, Capsule brings together a well curated roster of influential as well as up-and-coming brands that are sure to make a splash in the Men's world. B Store presented a fun and lively collection which included many of ...
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The sneakers of choice for celebrities and athletes alike are now available for kids in SUPRA's new line for little ones ages three and up. Offering mini-me styles based on their best-selling adult shoes, the sneaks feature a blend of leather and suede materials along with the comfort and support one would expect from a notable brand. Just in time ...
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Jimmy Choo Men’s Preview -

You know a Men's footwear collection is good when you want to purchase at least half of the selection.  That is the case with Jimmy Choo's S/S 13 collection. For next season, the brand is proposing a quirky take on contemporary classics such as the Belgian loafer and Chelsea boots.  Yarn-dyed uppers feature intarsia prints of garden critters and contrast piping.  ...
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G-Star RAW Preview – S/S 13

G-Star RAW has always been about crafting a street-ready look, but for S/S 13, the Dutch brand is taking it a step further. Their newest collection of women's shoes, entitled 'Flame', is G-Star's largest and most fleshed-out to date, offering 15 different styles at 3 different heel heights. The focus of the collection is on the classic stiletto, reinterpreted for a ...
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Pollini -

Pollini's Cruise/Resort 13 collection delivers what we all look for in a resort collection:  a high-spirited, colorful selection of Italian tradition and luxury craftsmanship. As usual, creative director Nicholas Kirkwood blended perfectly his contemporary aesthetic with the tradition and "Italian-ness" of the Pollini brand.  The multi-color raffia and golden touches make these styles the perfect go-to shoe for you Caribbean vacation. We ...
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Givenchy – Couture F/W 12

Intricate bead work and appliqués can always be expected at any of Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy collections, but when it comes to Couture it seems he raises the bar even higher. That is true not only for his outlandishly capes and gowns, but also for the footwear selections for Fall.  A mix of street and couture is always a top priority for ...
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Trend Alert: Men’s Footwear – Crayon Box -

It's been a long time coming, but the men are getting more audacious when it comes to their looks.  Experimentation with colors has been a primary focus for men's fashion as of late, and the trend has his the runways hard during the S/S 13 season. Bright colors accentuate classics silhouettes such as the oxford and smoking slipper.  Patent leather bring ...
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Street Style – St. Tropez

Well, at this point there is no doubt in anyone's mind that summer has arrived.  After the steamy weekend in the city, as well as government heat warnings, if you haven't pulled your Summer sandals out of your closet I'd say it's about time. For those out and about, it's easy to get inspiration from a new pair of flats everywhere ...
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Miu Miu to Launch Exclusive “London” Collection

Miu Miu may be an Italian brand, but even they can't escape the growing Olympic mania that's taking hold in London, the site of the 2012 summer games. On July 27th, which just so happens to be the date of the Opening Ceremonies, Miu Miu will release a small capsule collection of footwear and accessories  in the summer's three hottest ...
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Francal Trade Show Wrap

Last week, South America's largest footwear trade show took place in São Paulo, Brazil.  Francal drew over 60,000 visitors from all over the world, with 1,000+ exhibitors, of which 51% represented women's categories. The energy was high and the hallways were packed with buyers, journalists and vendors, so it's no surprise some vendors have announced a 30% growth versus last year's ...
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