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Saks Fifth Avenue to open shoes-only store

Christian Louboutin heels

The iconic US department store Saks Fifth Avenue plans to open its first freestanding shoe store.

The new store is to open in Greenwich, Connecticut in the US in the fall of 2016, Women’s Wear Daily reports.

The store has not yet been named, but will reportedly be modeled after the shoe department at the Manhattan flagship store; 19 other Saks franchises have emulated this same architecture.

To start with, the store will sell only women’s shoes.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

Converse debuts new Chuck Taylor All Star

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

Converse has revamped its classic shoe for the new Chuck Taylor All Star II, which keeps the original All Star’s silhouette and adds a few new details

The “Chuck II” features Nike Lunarlon technology in a sockliner intended to provide better cushioning and arch support, as well as a foam-padded collar and a perforated micro-suede liner for breathability.

The shoe’s trademark rubber toe cap is still there, joined by an embroidered All Star patch and monochrome matte eyelets.

Converse updated the shoe after following “creative spirits” — “joining them on tour, in concert halls and art studios, on sidewalks and at all-night parties” — with the result a mix of the shoe’s classic aesthetic and modern comfort solutions.

The Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II launches on July 28 in black, white, red and blue for a suggested retail price of $70 (or $75 for the hi-top) at Converse stores, select retailers and Converse.com.

Pierre Hardy Matches collection

Pierre Hardy x Matches

Pierre Hardy Matches collection

French shoe designer Pierre Hardy has teamed up with UK-based fashion mecca Matches to launch an exclusive travel capsule collection.

The limited edition, four-piece series comprises a generous tote bag, a wash bag, a hand-sewn espadrille and a classic pouch.

Pierre Hardy Matches tote bag


Inspired by Hardy’s symbolic cube perspective print, each piece is crafted from the same denim blue and white geometric motif fabric.

Designed with the summer vacation season in mind and launching this month, the collection plays on the designer’s reputation for creating optical illusions within his work.

Pierre Hardy Matches shoes

Since launching its debut collection in 1999, the Pierre Hardy brand has become known for its radical, graphic visions, focused on geometry and form. The designer placed an emphasis on shapes, color-blocking, lines and construction games. The brand’s “Cube Perspective” motif, a 2D/3D optical illusion that the designer continues to re-imagine in different forms, was first launched in 2010.

Pierre Hardy Matches bag

The collection will be available on Matchesfashiononline.com with pieces priced between €213 and €931.

Adidas concept sneaker

Adidas showcases shoe made from ocean plastics

Adidas concept sneaker

 has joined forces with Parley for the Oceans to produce their first concept shoe made from reclaimed materials from the ocean.

Hosted by the United Nations, on June 29 Adidas celebrated its partnership with the organization Parley for the Oceans and showcased the result of their collaboration: footwear made partially from waste materials salvaged from the seas.

The ‘upper’ section of the sneakers are made from reclaimed and recycled yarns and filaments, retrieved from ocean waste and illegal nets by the Sea Shepherd after 110 days spent at sea tracking an illegal poaching vessel.

The collaboration between Adidas and Parley for the Oceans does not stop there. It is part of an ongoing project to develop consumer-ready products designed to increase public awareness about climate change and the environment.

vans murakami logo

Vans x Murakami shoes set for late June debut

vans murakami logo

Takashi Murakami has teamed up with footwear manufacturer Vans on a new line of shoes for the Vans x Murakami collection.

“For the past 10-plus years, without exaggeration, I have been wearing Vans Slip-Ons almost every single day,” Murakami said in a statement.

But despite the imminent approach of a Vans x Murakami collection, presented under the Vault by Vans label, only a collection logo accompanied the June 1 announcement, one which features a dog that closely resembles Murakami’s pet dog Pom.

Selected boutiques will carry the collection.

Michael Kors Jet Set 6

Travel The World With Michael Kors “Jet Set 6”

Michael Kors Jet Set 6

Known for its accessories, and specifically for its handbags, Michael Kors is increasingly popular around the world, and particularly in Europe.

After seeing an explosion in sales on the continent last year, the label has kept up the momentum with a series of store openings, a significant social media presence and non-stop product launches.

Michael Kors Jet Set 6

The brand’s latest move is the launch of a new footwear capsule collection, Jet Set 6, for the current season.

Thinking ahead, Michael Kors has already announced that the line will be reprised in future seasons, starting this fall and in the coming spring.

Michael Kors Jet Set 6

Versatile and equally suited to day or evening wear, the six shoe designs are in sync with the season’s trends.

There is a sneaker, a leather espadrille wedge sandal, a high-heeled sandal, a stiletto sandal, a jelly flat sandal and an ankle boot, all in tones ranging from caramel to metallic gold.

Michael Kors Jet Set 6

Michael Kors has also introduced an imitation alligator leather suitcase that can be used to tote the entire capsule collection.

Michael Kors Suitcase

The new shoes are available now in Michael Kors boutiques worldwide.

Sophia Webster's Coca-Cola heels

Sophia Webster’s Coca-Cola heels

Sophia Webster's Coca-Cola heels

Sophia Webster has designed a pair of shoes in collaboration with Coca-Cola to promote their personalized name campaign during Paris Fashion Week.

On display at Parisian department store Printemps, the high heels feature the brand’s iconic red and white logo, as well as the slogan “Share a Coke with Sophia.” The heel is a playful stack of red hearts.

Le Bon Marche shoe department

Le Bon Marché through Martin Parr’s lens

Luxury Parisian department store Le Bon Marché has tapped Martin Parr to shoot its new ad campaign set to debut on the eve of Paris Fashion Week

Le Bon Marche shoe department

The first two campaign visuals, created in collaboration with the advertising agency BETC Luxe, will be displayed outdoors in Paris from March 2 to promote the opening of Le Bon Marché’s new space dedicated to footwear.

Le Bon Marche shoe department ad campaign

Parr’s campaign is the first in a series that will accompany events at the department store all year long.

colourful flat sandal

Sophia Webster pops up at Harrods

colourful flat sandal

Sophia Webster will showcase her fun range of fruity shoes in her very own pop-up store at London’s top luxury retail destination.

As of Monday, shoppers at Harrods will be able to discover quirky slide sandals, ‘flatforms’, wedges and show-stopping heels from Sophia Webster’s latest footwear collection.


Sophia Webster Banana slide

Taking inspiration from the fruit references running through her Spring/Summer 15 collection and her East End heritage, the pop-up brings ‘London’s most luxurious fruit stall’ to Harrods.

The exclusive pop-up will remain open for one month and will house the largest selection of Sophia Webster styles in the UK.

flamingo inspired black vinyl heel

Price tags for the collection range from £250.00 ($385) for slide-ons to £495.00 ($765) for the more elaborate flamingo vinyl print heels.

Discover Sophia Webster’s complete shoe range which includes the Valentine’s day-inspired Tyra heel:

Harrods Shoe Heaven

Harrods launches Silver Lining shoe collection

Harrods Shoe Heaven

The London department store is celebrating its new ‘Shoe Heaven’ floor with a capsule featuring exclusive designs from designers including Louboutin and Valentino.

On the final night of London Fashion Week, Harrods hosted an exclusive party to celebrate the launch of its new Shoe Heaven and unveiled a capsule collection of heavenly ‘Silver Lining’ shoes.

The limited-edition ‘Silver Lining’ collection showcases 37 of today’s most iconic shoes in bright metallic silver.


Harrods Silver Lining Collection

The designers involved include Valentino, Charlotte Olympia and Christian Louboutin. Standout models include Alaïa’s laser-cut boots (£990), a Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker (£855), and a Valentino rockstud sandal (£1045).

The DJ set came from Mark Ronson, and fellow celeb guests included actors Suki Waterhouse and Dominic Cooper, and model Edie Campbell.

Givenchy Harrods Shoe Heaven

Harrods Shoe Heaven

Harrods opens ‘Shoe Heaven’

Harrods Shoe Heaven

The London luxury department store has unveiled a brand new footwear department, named Shoe Heaven.

The new area is located suitably high-up, on the fifth floor of the  store in London’s smart Knightsbridge district.

Pushing 42,000 sq ft, the space contains 17 footwear boutiques with collections from over 50 of the biggest luxury brands including Christian Dior, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik and Louis Vuitton.

Shoes are “becoming an ever increasingly important part of the way a woman dresses, and indeed a key part of our business,” explained Helen Davids of Harrods; “the space will be more ‘Penthouse’ and less ‘Shoe Floor,'” she added, in what is one of the store’s biggest rennovations to date.


The luxe marble-floored space was designed by the late David Collins, the celebrated London interior designer who died last summer.

Alongside the shoes and the displays, the space also contains velvet banquet seating and private shopping suites, with staff on hand to provide an experience that is “more five-star hotel than shoe department.”

Angelina Jolie Shanghai

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Louboutin shoes

Angelina Jolie Shanghai

The shoes that caught fashionistas’ attention on the red carpet of the “Maleficent” premieres are about to hit the streets.

Created by  in collaboration with Angelina Jolie for her recent press tour, the limited edition Malangeli shoes can now be yours!

Available in black and red, the shoes have a twisted heel that calls to mind a curl of smoke for an evil touch. Shoe addicts will have to shell out €1,045 (around $1,400) to pre-order a pair, with delivery starting on October 20.


Christian Louboutin Malangeli shoes

But since Angelina Jolie is involved, the initiative will also benefit a good cause: all proceeds will go to SOS Children’s Villages.

Coach Alexander shoe

Coach To Launch Men’s Footwear Collection

Coach Alexander shoe

The US luxury lifestyle brand Coach, under new creative director Stuart Vevers, has unveiled its first-ever men’s footwear collection for Fall 2014.

The collection includes lace-up dress shoes, sneakers, monk-strap styles and lug-soled boots, while colors range across a classic menswear palette of cognac, black, mahogany, espresso and cordovan.

Coach Aiden shoe

Shoes and boots are made from Italian suede and leather, with US prices ranging from $175 for the ‘Dave’ low top up to $495 for the ‘Harvey’ model.

Coach Bryce shoe

According to , the shoe launch is the first step in the creation of a fuller men’s lifestyle brand and a reflection of the value placed in the label’s leatherworking heritage by the new creative director.

PUMA x McQ Debut AW14 Collection

Puma x McQ collection launches in London

PUMA x McQ Debut AW14 Collection

The German sportswear brand’s footwear collaboration with the Alexander McQueen second line  was unveiled at an event Wednesday night.

mcq puma

Mixing Sarah Burton’s unique vision with ‘s sportswear heritage, the two brands have unveiled a line inspired by human anatomy, including ribcages and tendons, and marble prints.

Puma McQ

The men’s and women’s styles feature Moulded TPU material, mesh and nubuck. Women’s shoes include the McQ Leap (with a wedge heel) and the Rush Lo and Mid styles, all set to go on sale on August 1.

Mary Charteris

The shoes were revealed at an event at Factory 7 in East London where guests (including fashionista Mary Charteris, and Phoebe Collings-James) were treated to music from Horse Meat Disco and cocktails from Ciroc.

Puma King by Alexander McQueen

Puma King gets the Alexander McQueen treatment

Puma King by Alexander McQueen

 and  are celebrating the beautiful game with two stunning new reworkings of the legendary Puma King boot.

First appearing in 1968, the King is a veritable football classic, worn by some of the game’s greatest ever players including Pele, Johan Cruyff, Lothar Matthaus and Diego Maradona.

Handcrafted in Italy and limited to 100 pairs around the world, sadly the new boots are not for sale (they’re being given as gifts to Puma’s closest friends to celebrate this year’s FIFA World Cup).

Puma King by Alexander McQueen Gold Fish Skin

The two designs include a rarer (there are just 30 pairs) gold Fish Skin model (pictured above), and a second design which reimagines the Puma King in a supple Italian leather in chestnut brown.

Christian Louboutin Bridal Shoes

6 luxury bridal shoes

A look at some hot luxury shoe styles for brides-to-be from 3 of the biggest names in fashion: Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik.

Christian Louboutin – Princess 100mm pump in Kid White – €545

Christian Louboutin Bridal Shoes

Christian Louboutin – Belly Nodo 120mm sandal in Kid White – €665

Christian Louboutin Belly Nodo

Jimmy Choo

Sazerac sandal in champagne metallic leather with crystal detail – €1,050

Jimmy Choo Sazerac sandal

Jimmy Choo

Escape champagne suede and leather sandals with crystal detail – €695

Jimmy Choo sandal

Manolo Blahnik – BB Lace pumps – $695

Manolo Blahnik - BB Lace pumps

Manolo Blahnik – Clausado sandals – $775

Manolo Blahnik Clausado sandals

Tod’s celebrates the Gommino with a new ad campaign

Tod's Gommino ADV woman

TOD’S has launched a dedicated advertising campaign to celebrate its iconic Gommino. The Tod’s moccasin was created with the intention of combining classic Italian style with a shoe that can be worn on any occasion.

This casual-chic moccasin took inspiration from the driving shoes used in the ‘50s. Its trademark is a sole covered with 133 rubber ‘pebbles’ in the same color as the leather used for the shoe. These give it its distinctive look.

Tod's Gommino ADV man

The leathers used in the manufacture of the Gommino come from the finest tanneries in the world, and the process of putting this style together requires a high level of skill.

The cutting of the leather and the sewing together of the pieces are done by hand, and there are over 100 steps in the construction of a Tod’s shoe.

There are up to 35 pieces of leather in a single model, and each needs to be individually treated and checked by hand before being assembled.

To discover more information about Tod’s visit www.tods.com

Prada creates bespoke shoe service

Prada Made To Order soles

Italian label Prada is offering a special ‘Made to Order’ service for two days at its London store.

With a new one-off project set to arrive at their Sloane Street store on March 26 and 27, Prada is letting its customers get creative with their footwear.

The ‘Made to Order Décolleté’ collection allows the brand’s most loyal customers to design their own custom pair of Prada shoes. It all starts with a choice of nine different models and five heel heights, with a further choice of three sole colors (black, lily of the valley, or light blue).

Prada fans can then pick the upper material from a selection of suede, satin, kid leather, patent leather, or printed Saffiano leather in a range of colors.

For the ultimate personalization detail, the store will allow you to add your initials in amber-colored metal below the Prada logo.

The shoes will take approximately one month to make, and they’ll arrive in customized matching boxes. The brand also offered the service in Paris March 20-22 at their 10 avenue Montaigne store.

Prada Made To Order

Jaguar by Oliver Sweeney shoe collection

Jaguar unveils ‘F-Type-inspired’ driving shoes

Luxury car manufacturer Jaguar has teamed up with Oliver Sweeney to create a collection of driving shoes to celebrate the new F-TYPE range.

Jaguar by Oliver Sweeney shoe collection

The Jaguar by Oliver Sweeney shoes are available in a combination of carbon fibre print leathers and sandwich nubuck leathers, in red, navy and black – colours derived from the interior of the F-TYPE sports car.

Oliver Sweeney

Of the collection, Tim Cooper, Oliver Sweeney Cobbler-in-Chief, said: “The shoes are styled on a device that mimics as closely as possible the natural contours of the foot, and we have removed the shank to sustain extensive durability and flexibility. This ensures our shoes provide a real connection between the driver, the vehicle and the road.”

Jaguar by Oliver Sweeney

When Mercedes took the wraps off its SLS AMG supercar in 2010, it also unveiled the FIA-approved matching shoes designed by Santoni.

Jaguar by Oliver Sweeney Collaboration

Prices for these shoes start at $325 for the leather styles, and go up to $375 for the carbon fiber shoes. They are already available to order online.

Sergio Rossi SS2014

Sergio Rossi Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign

SERGIO ROSSI presents its advertising campaign for Spring/Summer 2014 inspired by the vibrant moods of the international jetset in the Seventies.

Sergio Rossi SS2014
The photos taken in Los Angeles by photographer Camilla Akrans, with art direction by Susanna Cucco and starring model Zuzanna Bjoch, feature the eclectism and aesthetic luxury of those years.

These same qualities are found in the collection designed by Angelo Ruggeri, where sleek lines are enhanced by the choice of materials and colors.

The photos in three different subjects – two single and one double page – will appear in the March issues of leading international magazines