Much to our delight, J. Crew’s newest campaign film features its very own executive creative director, the super talented Jenna Lyons. Offering up her personal style notes on the perfect pair of shoes, Lyons also takes us on a visit to the brand’s Pisa, Italy shoe factory.
Pedro García was founded in 1925 as a Children’s shoe workshop in Elba, Alicante. Three years later they branched out to become a men’s footwear factory. In their third generation of a family devoted to footwear, Pedro García has now successfully expanded out to all world markets.
For this collaboration collection, Florsheim by Duckie Brown introduced some very cool men’s footwear (especially the Beaded brogue). For their A/W2012 designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox re-imagine the traditional Florsheim boots and
Erik Bjerkesjo is a new design talent engaged to traditional craftsmanship. Originated from Stockholm, he mastered in advanced footwear design at Polimoda. Bjerkesjo’s works consists of men’s shoes and menswear collections, with a common denominator great attention to detail. Fine leather, precise threads and characteristic almond-shaped soles is the signature of his footwear collection. Managing [...]
The phrase “statement shoes” may be a bit overused these days, ranging from mile-high, thigh-high boots to glittery confections, but then again, one can never really satisfy a footwear fetish. Canadian-born designer Anastasia Radevich proves that point with her eponymous line of hand-finished shoes, its first collection “Biofuture” launching last 2009.
East meets West with Kim Kiroic’s first womens shoe collection, and the word “show-stopping” is what describes it best. The traditional, sculptural wooden heels, reveal Kiroic’s inspiration by the female nobles’ of the Qing Dynasty footwear, but the Western Oxford-like style gives away the collection’s two-folded nature. Dare to walk a mile in them?
The A/W 2012 footwear collection of London based Chi-Lai Yuen was inspired by surrealism with interesting misplacement of texture and materials on platforms, stilettos and flats provoke immediate responses because of its unusual warped and draped leather shapes. Her mojo is “good design is a combination of
Feit‘s silent protest to keep the craft alive is note worthy on so many levels. Since 2005, the small team of shoe makers dedicated to the art of hand-sewn shoes have been catering to individuals and retailers with a taste for customization. After two years of an exclusive online presence as artists of traditional shoe [...]
When you’ve won an award together with Jimmy Choo and have been recognized by The British Footwear Association, you pretty much know it’s time to start your own footwear label. This is exactly what Joanne Stoker did in 2010, and already, she’s being touted by Vogue as London Fashion Week’s “Ones to Watch”. Describing her [...]
Shoe love: The Wingtip Brogue by Grenson for Tenue De Nimes. Tenue de Nîmes enjoyed such positive reactions after the release of the first Grenson x Tenue de Nîmes brogue that a second interpretation had to follow soon. This shoe has been part of English shoemaking heritage for well over 100 years. The wingtip brogue [...]