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.
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.
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.