This weekend, as I passed the Cole Haan shop in Soho, a table of brightly colored oxfords caught my eye though the window. With color on my radar for spring, I couldn’t help but venture inside. It just so happens that Cole Haan was hosting a preview of their latest collection, a series of vibrant colored oxfords available in several variations for men and women. The style that I found most interesting was a unmatched pair comprised of two shoes with color dispersed in opposite areas of its mate. While I consider myself fairly forward-thinking in terms of fashion, I have never considered wearing two different shoes up until now. The more I think about it, the more it grows on me. It is like a wearable art exhibition. However, if you are not ready to brave the new trend, they have a remarkable assortment of solid colored wingtip oxfords available in rich shades of green, navy, and pink.
These special edition styles are now available in limited quantities exclusively at Cole Haan 128 Prince Street, New York, NY 212.219.8240
Sometimes I like to think that my shoe obsession stems from my deep appreciation for architecture. More often than not I find myself lusting over the most complex sculpted shoe like that of a wide-eyed tourist admiring the Eiffel Tower for the first time. My theory couldn’t be more spot-on with the latest designer to garner my attention. Brazilian footwear designer Andreia Chaves fuses art and design to produce futuristic yet wearable creations. Her latest collection, “The Invisible Shoe Series” combines traditional hand-craftmanship with advanced 3-d printing technology courtesy of Freedom of Creation to develop a reflective surface that evokes the illusion of the shoe being invisible. The collection is composed of 3 distinct styles, each handmade in Italy.
Urban Mobility, a partnership between Puma and Hussein Chalayan has continued yet another season with a new spring collection now in stores. The line fuses sportswear and fashion with Hussein Chalayan’s innovative and progressive approach to design. According to WWD, the collection for spring-summer 2010 is “fashion sportswear” and accessories for the “modern urban traveler.” “Urban Mobility is a considered balance between Puma’s technical excellence and my narrative approach to design,” Chalayan stated.
Shop now at Puma and Revolve Clothing
There were Manolos, then there were Choos and Louboutins - and now there is a new guru in town.. Nicholas Kirkwood is quickly making a name for himself. With a formidable background including degrees at both St. Martins and Cordwainers College, in addition to 5 years working under the famous Philip Traecey at 18 – it was evident early on that Kirkwood had a bright future in the making. Since launching his line in 2005, he has quickly acquired a cult following by style aficionados and celebrities worldwide. His sharp architectural compositions are visually stunning. Dramatic and angular with a little bit of rock & roll, his shoes are made to attract attention.
Shop online at Luisa Via Roma or Kirina Zabete