Camouflage’s popularity endures for another season, as demonstrated with this Print Chukka Boot from Jimmy Choo for Spring/Summer 2013. A sharp but understated camouflage patterned canvas upper is accented smartly with black waxed laces and thick stitching across a beige midsole. Completing the package is a thin white outsole and a textured heel. Available now only as a Pre-order, you can pick up the Jimmy Choo Camo Print Chukka Boot for arond $1000 USD from Restir.
For Spring/Summer 2013, The Generic Man continues with it’s spectacular collaborative effort with Comme des Garçons’ “SHIRT” offshoot. The collection combines “the carefree and fun with the starkly minimalist and utilitarian,” in three unique silhouettes. Making up the offering are Generic’s “Mohawk”, “Wellington” and “Wing Tip” models, rendered in soft pastels and some brighter patterned canvas. The Mohawk — a mid-top which features three color-blocked sections and moccasin details — marks the beginning of spring, while the Wellington, with its cartoony, whimsical patterns on canvas, embodies the middle of the season. Rounding out the collection, meanwhile, is the Wing Tip, a more traditional sneaker with a brighter overall look. This collection is available now at Comme des Garcons SHIRT retailers worldwide.
Two Japanese labels, nonnative and Regal, have teamed up for this enlightening footwear collection for Spring/Summer 2013. Although it may not look it, the offering leans heavily on the performance material GORE-TEX, in concert with fine cow suede. Silhouettes include the ‘Dweller Shoe’, ‘Dweller Loafer’ and ‘Dweller Opera Shoe’. Additionally, the ‘Dweller Wingtip’ and ‘Dweller Oxford’ are rendered in Chromexel leather – each in either black or brown and with limited branded elements. The entire range can be found at nonnative stores in Japan as well as other stockists internationally.
adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2013 collection takes a page out of their storied history in the sportswear market. Though the brand has become a streetwear staple, in its infancy it was very much 100% athletically-minded. As part of the 2012 spring/summer running collection, a number of the most durable runners from the ’90s and prior: Torsion Allegra X (making its first appearance in 20 years), Phantom, Tech Super and ZX series.
Fusing technical elements with high-fashion silhouettes, adidas SLVR continues to expand the realm of sportswear with its footwear offering for Spring/Summer 2013. The silhouettes themselves mimic the sleek, light, minimal elements of boxing footwear with the substance and material of workwear. From the use of mesh and leather to Velcro and rubber, each design emphasizes SLVR’s penchant for the most minimalist of designs. Look for more information on release dates and availability in the coming months.
This summer Generic Surplus brings a little California cool to Canada with an exclusive new shoe collaboration. The brand has reunited with the Ace Hotel Palm Springs to present an innovative take on their Spring 2012 Borstal shoe, designed in collaboration with artist Steven Harrington.
Drawing cues from Southern Californian culture and the unique Palm Springs landscape, the collection reflects the colour scheme and textures of the astonishing mountains, the cool blues of the pools and the desert that surrounds the hotel. Incorporating the cotton weave patterned fabric Rattan into the staple style’s design and featuring graphic artist Steven Harrington’s artwork on the insole and shoe box, the result is an original, easy-to-wear shoe perfect for poolside, sand and beach.
Two-tone clothing has been seen in various collection this year, and not it makes its way onto footwear. Giuliano Fujiwara takes this approach to footwear for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. A pair of high-top shoes offered in two different colors of soft blue and tan. Using a combination of varnished suede and patent leather, the footwear sports D-ring metal eyelets sitting atop a durable rubber sole. The pair are now available at Corner.
From Californian brand, The Generic Man comes their new collection for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. Eight models ranging from loafers to boat shoes were designed in Portugal in uppers of leather, suede and canvas.
Collaborating for the Spring/Summer 2012 season is Cash CA and UK label Tricker’s. Available in two models, a simplistic approach is given towards the slip-ons which are offered in black and brown, while the Brogue is presented in a subtle but clean two-tone options in grey/burgundy and navy/tan colorways. The models are now available through Heather Grey Wall.
Released just a few days after the Royal Lo in Sport Red, PRO-Keds unveils its next footwear, the Royal Hi Black. In the silhouette of the basketball shoes of the 1940′s, the Royal Hi Black features a black canvas upper with white rubber soles that sport the PRO-Keds “powerstripes”. Contrasting white laces, white detailed stitching and the PRO-Keds patchwork, on the top ankle finish off the details. The PRO-Keds Royal Hi Black is now avialble at the brand online store for $55 USD.