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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Pedro Silva x Schutz

Brazilian-based brand Schutz collaborated with three artists to celebrate the re-opening of their flagship store in São Paulo's most renowned retail streets, Oscar Freire. The soiree celebrated not only a newly renovated space but also the launch of the brand's first line of apparel and jewelry, which adds to their extensive and already coveted range of footwear and handbags. Brazilian artist Pedro Silva ...
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Pringle of Scotland – S/S 13

A storied label like Pringle comes with certain design rules. Argyle? Essential. Luxurious sportswear? Necessary. A reverence for Scottish culture and history? Mandatory. Alastair Carr's final collection of footwear for the label managed to stay true to those rules, but in a way that was far from obvious. Citing classic outdoor sports as a major influence, simple black and white trainers ...
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Dirk Bikkembergs – S/S 13

Just in case you hadn't noticed, active-inspired footwear is having a major moment right now. You'll be hard pressed to find a collection this season that doesn't take a few cues from the world of sports. For that very reason, it's a great time to be Dirk Bikkembergs! His design philosophy has always been to combine the best of fashion ...
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Castañer Men – S/S 13 Preview

The Stylesight Footwear and Menswear team had the pleasure to participate in the 82nd edition of Italy's most influential Men's Trade Show - Pitti Uomo. The 90 degree heat did not slow us down, as it is impossible to stay still with so much incredible fashion, accessories, and of course, footwear.  In solidarity for those stuck in the city with the ...
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Plomo Preview -

The story of Plomo is the story of two women bonding over their love of travel and their love of shoes (we can definitely get behind that!). While the label has only been in existence since January 2010, their passion is absolutely evident in their ultra-wearable designs. Plomo's collections are always a study in piecing together contradictions:  the masculine and feminine, ...
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Sonia Rykiel – Resort 2013 -

Sonia Rykiel's bright, graphic collections have always had a louche Parisian charm and a strong reverence for the arts scene of the 1970s and 1980s. For the Resort season, the label stuck to those influences, adding a dash of of-the-moment "Japonisme" as filtered through the late fashion icon, Tina Chow. Lacquered platform sandals in white, black and "Tina Chow Red" are ...
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Acne – Resort 2013 -

Swedish label Acne is a definite cult-favorite amongst the hippest of the festival-going, downtown-dwelling street-style set. So it’s no wonder that designer Jonny Johansson looked to this emerging crop of style stars (and their blindingly fast adoption of new trends) as inspiration for his Resort collection. Always quirky and directional, the footwear displayed in this most recent collection might be called ...
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Marc Jacobs – Resort 2013 -

Exaggerated silhouettes and whimsical embellishments is what it's all about at Marc Jacobs' Resort collection. The flared heel and platform combination was favored not only for sandals, but also for funky primary-colored penny loafers on contrasting white soles. Citing Cindy Sherman's Clown Series as inspiration, the playfulness is definitely there n the off-kilter color combinations andhigh-gloss patent materials that almost look ...
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Trade Show Wrap – FFANY

Just when we think we have everything under control, the next season starts and we're back at square one.  Don't worry, I'm not complaining, I always say: the more shoes, the better! Designers presented their Resort collections last week at FFANY, and it seems like the pastel craze isn't going anywhere, at least not just yet.  A soft, candy colored palette ...
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Footwear News FN Summit – Lead the way

Today's Footwear News' FN Summit event was one of the most compelling industry events I've had the pleasure to participate in.  As mentioned in our last post, Stylesight was invited as an official blogger for the occasion, and if you follow us on Twitter, you've already gotten the highlights from the different panels and presentations, but here we bring you ...
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Stylesight @ FN Summit 2012, June 4th

For those who receive our newsletters you may be aware of the incredible event that WWD's Footwear News is holding next week at the Mandarin Oriental, but for those who don't, we are extremely excited to be participating as an official blogger from the event. FN Summit, the first-of-its-kind event is bringing together industry's top leaders, designers and influencers for a ...
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