H? Katsukawa from Tokyo has a mighty strange name, and has a spring 2011 footwear collection to match. Good strange, though, not bad strange though, as this collection takes classic men’s shoes and turns them on their head with unique patterns, and absurd fabrics that look like they were jacked from the Bape factory floor (again – in a good way). We definitely would not mind getting a closer look at the brown leather oxfords with star imprints.
VANE in collaboration with Sebago are opening their pop-up store in New York City tomorrow. Located at 125 Rivington Street, take a peak at the new concept store, and catch a glimpse of their Holiday 2010 Collection preview. The collaboration of the urban design collective and the classic boat shoe manufacturer sees some exciting and interesting creations on tried and true American classics. Slated to hit stores in October, you can also choose from their current Spring / Summer 2010 Collection that will be on sale at this exciting pop-up venue.
Dior Homme releases their line up of sneakers for their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, and it’s an exciting mix of revamped styles, and new ideas. Kris Van Assche does well to meld characteristics of heavy outdoor footwear with classic sneaker designs. An earthy pallette does well for the season, and a good play of texture, and material makes this sneaker collection another slam dunk from Kris Van Assche’s dramatic and refined sensibilities.
HUGE magazine has released this timeless editorial of some key pieces from Verginia’s Spring / Summer 2010 collection. Founded in 2002 by Hiroshi Takahashi’s High Bridge International Company, Verginia’s focus is on distinguished shoes of the highest quality. All produced out of Portugal, this editorial gives an indepth look at the most minute details put into the shoes, and the atmosphere they are created in.
High street retailer Topman is renowned for its capsule collections and collaborations, and now they’ve teamed up with Oliver Spencer for this line of shoes. Featuring some very trendy desert boots made of top quality suede, and classically sensible oxfords in luxurious nubuck, this collection proves once again why Topman is one of the best in fashion. Available at Topman and Oliver Spencer now.
Here we get a great look at Givenchy’s upcoming fall-winter line. The variety of models is more than enough to get you through the seasons, with high-tops, low-tops, and even a Red Wing-esque boot. The line is focused on the darker side of the spectrum with most models sporting a gray and black color scheme as well as thick set soles and strong black bands thrown in around the upper sections. Just looking through this collection has us planning for post labor day fashion already.
Alife NYC has released a wide variety of colorways for the Summer 2010 Collection. The series includes a great bunch of low top models featuring tonal canvas uppers. The shoes are all very simple and classic for easy wear this summer. The only problem you’ll have is choosing your favorite, because we love them all! Available now from Flauge.
Shawn Stussy’s new brand S/Double has finally released its Spring/Summer 2010 collection this week which includes casual footwear, trainers, caps, t-shirts, shirts, jackets, chinos, denim and more.
The shoes in this collection are all very simple and can be worn with just about anything. The caps and clothing all include very little branding for easy wear. Check out the entire collection here.
Check out the primary batch of kicks released for Supra‘s lifestyle NS (Non Skate) collection. Supra goes back to basics with an interest in classic colorways, as seen in this season’s first three fullgrain leather models: the Assault the Cuttler, and the quirky Steve Aoki signature Strapped 2. All come in black, but the low-cut Assault is also available in grey, white and checked navy, and the Cuttler has grey and cream alternatives. Grab these now at Factory 413.
Converse releases some new shoes exclusive to its Japan retailers. The styles include NV Side-Gore Hi and Slip-Star Ox, Jack Purcells. The styles come in intricate designs and colors, as well as toned down solids and even woven textured Purcells.