Posts Tagged ‘shoes’
Ladies, Saks Fifth Avenue is releasing a timely delivery of capsule collections for you to enjoy! The collections will feature footwear from 6 of the hottest designers: Heather Williams (exclusive to Saks), Daniele Michetti (exclusive to Saks), Diego Dolcini, Gianvito Rossi, Jonathan Kelsey, and Rupert Sanderson. Here’s the statement Saks released:
“’Special Delivery to 10022-SHOE’ is about showcasing rising designers, which Saks has always believed strongly in, and layering high fashion into our core assortment,” said Ron Frasch, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Our shoe trend for the season is the sandal bootie and the designers of these collections offer a variety of interpretations of this must-have item.”
So, go ahead and get your sheckles together…or your sponsors (if you have one/two/more of those) and make the necessary moves to cop these!
Let’s get it going! Our year-end review of the 5 Dopest Sneakers of 2009. Now, just to add some qualifiers — we’re talking about SNEAKERS, not designer shoes, not footwear in general — straight up Kicks. Sneakerheads…if you have any sneakers you think we missed, drop us a comment!
1. Space Jams
“Arguably the most classic, yet innovative sneaker to date. They bridged the gap and provided the new generation with an even greater appreciation for the Jordan brand.” – The Couthless Suit
2. Air Yeezy
“The Yeezys created a strong following…that’s probably only rivaled by the Jordan Brand — difference is…he did it with ONE shoe. Amazing.” – the FlyyNerd aka Will Walker, Sneakerhead
3. Supra TK Society
“If the Skytops were the dopest shoe in 2008, these would have to be their cool, tall 1st cousin. TK’s crushed the game with that extended hi-top — had kat’s looking like fly astronauts.” – Italo Brown, Editor
4. Nike SB Blue Lobster
“They were the BEST PACKAGED sneakers I’ve seen in a while. They went all out with the marketing, and followed all the way through to the ice-chest box they came in. It’s rare to see that much attention to detail — plus, the sneaker is bonkers.” – Big Vic, Sneakerhead
5. Adidas x Jeremy Scott Wings
“Innovative. Artistic. And definitely veered away from the ‘strap’ trend, which was very difficult to do this year. Jeremy Scott has a unique eye and he made sneakerheads respect it.” – Italo Brown, Editor
Back in February, we gave you a brief introduction to Omelle, and designers Nicole LaFave and Cherise Agnelle. Now, here’s a look at what’s to come in their S/S 2010 collection, slated to launch this coming February. Peep how this label continues to challenge contemporary design through their use of vibrant colors, unconventional heel shapes, and construction.
What if I told you that you could pull off designer footwear….for less than $50?
Payless has paired with designers like Christian Siriano (of Project Runway fame), Alice + Olivia (Russian designers), and STPL (of Staple Design) to produce some recession-friendly footwear options for both women and men. I understand that people have an affinity for overpriced goods….but sometimes it’s about getting more bang for your buck, being sexy while also being smart with your expenses. Don’t let the name fool you! Payless has put a lot of effort into acquiring industry-proven brands and making affordable products that are just as fashionable as “runway footwear”. Check out these examples….none of which exceeds $49.99:
We’re at it again — and today, it’s all about heels! Everybody loves a lady with a mean shoe game….even the haters. Tell us how you would rock these shoes below! Be creative, be original, and be YOU! All of your replies will be posted RIGHT HERE for other readers to view. Wanna join in? Send your @reply to @Gr8vision, @Bleyzmanuel, or @GunnerSixx — we’ll post E-Mee-Jit-Lee!
Here are your kicks:
The Marc Suite (only pick ONE)
>> LiaDelFresco says: “the yellow marc jacobs scream “woman with a mission” to me. simple black pencil to compliment the black detail and a nice blouse.”
Bets on Betsey
>>Diva_Esquire says: “OMG The Bets on Betsey…doing it!!! I LOVE these kill ’em in circa ’50s style dress yes!”
The Givenchy Effect
>> NadirahAli says: “the Givenchy Effect… they give orgasmic dreams. im not a fan of black shoes. Zippers are sleek & sexy”
Every region across the nation has their ICONIC shoe. Northeast — yall own Timbs (Wheat seems to be the standard). West — Vans & Chucks, (depending on if you Go Dumb or Jerk). And then there’s….the 3rd Coast — specifically TEXAS. They are responsible for the POLO BOOT, period. For those who are 3rd ward born and raised, but not in Texas anymore (i.e. The Urbane Epicurean), the re-release is scheduled for today, 7/16 [at David Z. – 556 Broadway (between Prince and Spring st.) New York, NY 10012] and tomorrow, 7/17, online. Grab a pair, throw on some screw, and commence leeeeeanin’!
Graduettes, GET FAMILIAR!! This spring, as your style blossoms, grab it by the ends and tie into a nice little bow — then repeat that procedure A THOUSAND times. Several of the latest looks by designers have featured what we like to call, “Bow Collages” or “Bow Gardens”, a myriad of bow-like elements and ruffles that creates a flowing visual masterpiece.
The key is to look for clever embellishment. Keep your eyes open for unorthodox uses of bows, placement, and varying sizes all within the same item.