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.
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.
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.
Famed footwear brand Christian Louboutin and photographer Peter Lippman have teamed up again to create Louboutin’s Fall 2011 lookbook. The seven images are reenactments of iconic 15th century Renaissance portraits with the incorporation of Christian Louboutin shoes from the Fall 2011 colletion. Each shot celebrates ‘the power of femininity’, embodying the spirit of the Christian … Continued
In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Italian brand created the very special FILA FX2 limited edition shoes, covered with 1,000 Swarovski crystals. Available in two colors and eco-safe (with anti-fur design), the collection is limited to only 100 pairs worldwide. Perfectly combining sportiness and elegance, the FILA FX2 sport shoes also boast the … Continued
French footwear star Christian Louboutin has filed suit against rival Yves Saint-Laurent in New York, alleging a deceitful use of red soles on YSL‘s women’s shoes. The million-dollar suit for “trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin” filed on Thursday in Manhattan claims Louboutin was the first to come up with the idea … Continued
World-famous designer Jimmy Choo may have come a long way since working in his family’s humble shoemaking business in Malaysia, but he never forgot his dad’s dedication to perfect footwear. In fact, the Penang-born Choo, whose Haute Couture shoes are coveted by royalty and the likes of Madonna and Michelle Obama, says that shoemaking is … Continued
Designers Studio XAG have created a window installation in London for fashion designer Christian Louboutin, spelling out the brand name in bright neon lettering. The window is furnished with a neon arrow and an array of backlit oversized perspex letters decorated with bulbs.
Christian Louboutin teamed up with photographer Khoung Nguyen for his Spring Summer 2011 lookbook titled “Louboutin Spring Summer Tour”.
The Christian Louboutin Rollerboy Spikes has been unveiled in a new beige suede for Spring/Summer 2011.
Nine years after exiting the men’s shoe business, luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo will be re-entering the market with new shoes slated for Fall/Winter 2011. The much-awaited collection will include dress shoes, moccasins, casual biker boots, sneakers and evening slippers for the fall 2011 season. The new range will be produced in Italy with initial … Continued
Footwear designer Edmundo Castillo has produced a pair of LED light-up sandals to pay homage to the latest Hollywood blockbuster “Tron: The Legacy”. Made from the same electroluminescent material used for the costumes in the film, the “Light Sandals” will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,650 from February 1. The Puerto Rican designer … Continued
Westin has become the latest global hotel chain to partner with a sportswear manufacturer, announcing a collaboration with fitness brand New Balance. The luxury hotel brand said December 14 that it will provide guests with New Balance sneakers and sportswear to use when staying. In-room exercise programs that include stretching, cardio and yoga will also … Continued