Though only 5 years since they were established, California’s Thorocraft has quickly developed a rep for slick silhouettes and expertly crafted footwear. For Fall/Winter 2014, we see a variety of materials and prints taking the forefront: premium leathers, suedes, chain-link prints and even a few animal prints for good measure. Thorocraft’s Fall/Winter 2014 range is set to be available from select retailers later this coming year.
Designer KRISVANASSCHE presents its Spring/Summer 2014 footwear collection, offering a selection of high-fashion takes on traditional sneaker silhouettes. Luxury imaginations of familiar themes, this collection features offerings like a classic low-top in crocodile leather, or a high-top with an extreme back-set lacing pattern (still figuring out how long those will take to put on). Hiking boot inspiration also plays a prominent theme. Overall the offering is classic Krisvanassche and will definitely appeal to fans of his over-the-top aesthetic. Look for the collection soon at select Krisvanassche retailers.
Footwear label Creative Recreation has released six new silhouettes in this lookbook for Spring 2014. The new designs are decidedly luxurious, with premium materials like suede, leather and pony hair making various appearances. Though relatively monochromatic, a few pairs stand out with geometric and animal prints that add come pop to the offering. Along with the photospread below, there’s also a video for your to check out. Enjoy.
This year, British footwear establishment Grenson have collaborated with several of London’s premiere menswear designers to create a collection exclusively for luxury retailer Mr. Porter. The offerings, designed by the likes of Katie Eary and Christopher Raeburn among others, is titled “London Collections.Men” and spans a diverse range of styles.
The “London Collections.Men” footwear features a variety of silhouettes and materials, like Agi & Sam‘s double monk-strap in suede and leather, or Christopher Raeburn‘s cancas and leather boots, with green premium canvas uppers and textured brown leather accents reminiscent of a military boot. As mentioned above, the Grenson “London Collections.Men” footwear offering will be available exclusively at Mr. Porter.
Teaming up with NYC’s “The Madbury Club”, Native Shoes gives us a look at their Spring/Summer 2014 footwear through this playful lookbook. Though the line is inspired by the outdoors, it’s clearly at home in the urban environment, with emphasis on sturdy, lightweight and affordable design and construction. The collection is available now through select retailers and Native’s online store.
Dior Homme gives us a look at some footwear offerings for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season. Always one to explore what’s possible, the label has taken some relatively traditional leather footwear silhouettes (always in black, of course) and injected some flair into them with elements like stylized metal lace tips, two-tone clasps and most notably a metal (we think) insert for a chunky cutaway sole. Expect these pieces to drop at Dior Homme retailers in the next few months.
Cordwain has released their first-ever footwear effort with this stylish “High & Tight” offering for Spring 2014. The collection features two styles, the “Rookwood” boot silhouette and the “Herlin Oxford” silhouette. The Rookwood are available in both black and camel leather with a premium perforated pigskin liner to make donning them in warm weather a realistic option. The low cut Herlin features the same kind of minimalist charm, as well the premium construction and materials featured in the Rookwood. Limited to only 380 pairs per style/colorway, you can pre-order you pair now at Cordwain.
Dr Martens continue with their ‘Stand for Something’ campaign in Spring/Summer 2014 with this lookbook shot by James Pearson Howes. Like lat time, “the campaign represents people of different ages, backgrounds, occupations and personalities. They all have one thing in common. They wear Dr martens with pride and passion…” .