Converse and Missoni created a range of 20 exclusive pairs of sneakers made of iconic fabrics selected from the Italian fashion house’s archives.
Unveiled at Paris Fashion Week on Friday, the project celebrates the two brands’ longstanding collaboration, now in its sixth season.
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles, a US court ruled Wednesday, reversing a ruling that would have allowed rival Yves Saint Laurent to paint its outsoles scarlet.
The latest collection from the Kenzo and Vans collaboration will bring on some hot colorways for the cold season.
Similar to their past designs, this Fall/Winter 2012 collection will also be draped with bold patterns and colorways. The retail price is set at $125.
In the leadup to fashion season in the four major fashion capitals, Zara announced a limited edition line of shoes and handbags that will be sold in very limited numbers and only in those cities.
The glass slippers designed by Christian Louboutin in honor of Disney’s Cinderella Diamond Edition were unveiled in Paris July 4, with the limited edition red-soled heels adorned in lace, sparkling butterflies and Swarovski crystals.
The footwear designer was invited by Disney to re-imagine the fairytale character’s famous shoes to mark the release of Cinderella Blu-ray Diamond Edition this fall.
Jimmy Choo has released a bold series of images for fall 2012. Shot by Terry Richardson and styled by Camilla Nickerson, the campaign stars models Querelle Jansen and Jonas Kesseler in the back seat of an antique Rolls Royce Phantom V.
Paul Smith and John Lobb collaborate on three special edition shoes which include an oxford, derby, and a loafer in a vibrant array of colored leathers and suedes.
Italian brand Missoni, which specializes in original printed knitwear, is collaborating with Brazilian brand Havaianas for a high-end capsule collection of thong sandals.
Sporting iconic Missoni motifs, the thong sandals are composed of leftover pieces of the Brazilian brand’s multicolored rubber flip flops, which are then put together to create various forms of zigzag patchwork.
One of the new models for 2012, the “Missoni Loves Havaianas Slim,” is adorned with several jewel-style lucky charms and will be available in select retail outlets in mid-June for a price of 90 euros.
Finally stepping into the theatre of beauty, shoe guru Christian Louboutin is set to launch a luxury beauty brand in 2013, Christian Louboutin Beauté.
Christian Louboutin Beauté is being created in collaboration with New York-based company Batallure Beauty, which has previously worked with brands such as Sephora and Marchesa.
In honor of Christian Louboutin’s 20th anniversary, London’s Design Museum will launch the first UK retrospective of the acclaimed French shoe designer, looking at his work and sources of inspiration over the past two decades.
Get into the mood with a selection of his most iconic stilettos, booties and pumps here, and if you want to catch the expo in person it will run May 1 – July 9, 2012.
Kenzo and Vans announce a series of new collections for summer 2012. There will be three installments of products set to hit stores in May, June and July.
Headed by Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Kenzo, has recently seen an injection of youthful designs.
For the first assortment of styles, Kenzo’s vibrant colors and net prints from the Spring Summer 2012 season will be featured on Vans’ original skate shoe, the Era.
A pair of silk mules believed to have belonged to Marie-Antoinette fetched over 43,000 euros at an auction of French Revolution era artefacts on Saturday.
The white silk shoes decorated with tricolour pleated ribbons date back to 1790 and are size 36.5, which corresponds to Marie-Antoinette’s shoe size.
They went under the hammer in the French city of Toulon for 43,225 euros (over $57,000), vastly exceeding the expected sale price of 5,000 euros.
Christian Louboutin has launched a Capsule collection to celebrate the brands 20th anniversary. The collection includes twenty pairs of shoes and six bags.
The French creator has shown his sense of humor by including a “Pilule” bag shaped as an actual capsule.
Giving a new meaning to the term doctor’s bag, the shiny blue and white pill capsule even has “500 mg” stamped in red on the side.
French shoe label Roger Vivier has revealed the launch of a mini-me footwear line, following the increasing popularity of designer childrenswear.
The French footwear label will introduce a line called Roger Vivier – Jeune Fille, or, in English, Roger Vivier – Girl, to its international stores in March.
The line will be a reworking of the house’s brightly colored patent leather adult ballerinas, which carry the brand’s signature buckle.
Manolo Blahnik has announced a deal for British department store Liberty to sell his footwear as of spring 2012.
The UK currently only has one exclusive outlet at the designer’s store on Old Church Street in London’s exclusive Chelsea neighborhood.
Situated on Regent Street in the heart of London’s shopping district since 1875, Liberty boasts a long fashion legacy and is best known for its floral, abstract and paisley patterned print fabrics.
For $19,000, a company called Mr. Kennedy will make you 24-carat gold laces which take about 120 hrs to make by hand.
“The world’s only precious metal shoelaces” are finely crafted using “ancient, artisan jewelry techniques.”
The man behind the laces is Colin Hart, who named his company after ‘Mr Kennedy’, inventor of the modern-day shoelace.
Jimmy Choo is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the icon shoe and accessory brand, by publishing a coffee table book: Jimmy Choo XV.
The luxurious Jimmy Choo Chronicles presents fifteen of their most recognizable shoe designs since the companies launch in 1996.
Also included are studio design sketches, red carpet shots, behind the scenes fashion photography, past advertising campaigns and a host of stunning editorials.
Natalie Portman has enthused about her new role as the face of Miss Cherie for Dior, revealing that Dior re-makes its accessories for the strictly vegan actress.
She told WWD.com: “One of the things that’s been so nice is that Dior made all of the shoes for me with no animals and no leather or anything, because I don’t wear any leather…They re-made all my shoes so I can wear Dior shoes without taking lives.”
In 2008 Natalie Portman launched her own line of shoes, after bemoaning the lack of vegan footwear on sale, and is often seen in Stella McCartney’s vegan styles.
Christian Louboutin has been selling 25 pairs, costing hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, in his first-ever men’s store in Paris that opened in August.
Apparently, the more lavish models are most popular, with Louboutin saying that his male customers “come in and they say, ‘What do you have with studs?'”
And that his studded high-top sneakers ($993) and a more elaborate version with crystals ($2,278) belong to his bestsellers.
During his visit to Nike headquarters last saturday, Ronaldo received a pair of golden Mercurial in honour of his winning football history and his help in developing the fastest boot on the planet.