384 posts tagged Footwear in ALL BLOGS

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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The Children's Team stopped by the FFANY press preview to check out the F/W 12 collections for Kors Michael Kors (Images 1-3), Stuart Weitzman (Images 4-5) and Enzo (bottom collage). Pairing function with style, the footwear featured side-zippers and warm shearling lining across all the collections. Interior details were key with fun polka dots and chic houndstooth peeking out from stylish shoes. Wedged ...
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Bio-customized Sneakers from RayFish Footwear

The next step in customization reaches new levels with modified DNA for custom patterns on lab-grown stingrays.  RayFish Footwear, a company based in Thailand, is pushing customization to new heights with their genetically modified stingray sneakers. You heard that right.  One trip to their website and you'll get a pretty straight-forward explanation in layman's terms as to what a "Grow Sneaker" ...
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Charlotte Olympia Preview -

It's all about unleashing your femininity while on a tour in Russia.  We're talking about Charlotte Olympia's Pre-Fall 2012 collection, of course. Olympia's inspiration for this selection is seen clearly in the fun floral prints as well as the adorable Babushka Doll ornaments.  Her signature platform serves as base for elaborate uppers in suede with leather rosette appliqués, strappy nude sandals ...
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Marsèll Preview -

Sculptural shapes, subtle distortion and meticulous finishing define Marsèll's F/W 12 selection.  In short, it actually also describes their brand DNA. Understated silhouettes and re-purposing of traditional design elements help create the signature look of Marsèll, balancing color, form and texture in a recognizable aesthetic they are known for. Below is a preview of their F/W 12 collection, which includes fall classic ...
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Interview with Marc Hare of Mr. Hare

It's videos like this that revive my passion for footwear, although to be honest, that fire never really goes out. Meet Marc Hare, founder of eponymous Men's Footwear Label Mr. Hare.  Launched in 2008, the label is based in London but it's original idea was conceived while on a trip to Spain the same year.  The brand's aesthetic is extremely contemporary ...
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Fendi Preview – Resort 2013

So we haven't finished reviewing all F/W 12 collections, nor have we had the chance to re-cap the top S/S 12 collections that are starting to hit stores, yet we are already being presented with Resort 2013 looks. But don't misunderstand, I am certainly not complaining, especially when we kick off a season with Fendi.  Moda Operandi is definitely anyone's "in" ...
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Trend Alert: Surreal Heels

With an upcoming Costume Exhibit in the honor of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada at the Met, it's of no surprise to see surrealist heel inspirations spring in the market. Although exotic, over-the-top creations have been around for quite some time, in recent years women have allowed themselves to take higher fashion risks when it comes to their shoes.  The more ...
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Christian Louboutin Retrospective at the Design Museum

Christian Louboutin's Retrospective opens today at the Design Museum in London. The exhibit celebrates the iconic french designer's career to date and marks the first ever in the UK. Visitors will get a glance at styles pulled from Louboutin's personal archive which reference the origin of the iconic – and controversial – red sole, through to the latest collections including a Men's ...
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Bernhard Willhelm x Camper -

Willhelm continues his collaboration with Camper with an expanded Women's range, which includes new styles and fresh materials. The full range of Camper's F/W 12 collection was presented at the Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Station, the perfect cozy setting for a theme entitled "Travelling Winter." What I like about the Willhelm x Camper collab is how it is a far departure ...
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