Posts Tagged ‘footwear’
WE LOVE: BERNHARD WILLHELM + CAMPER FALL 2012
- Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 12:30
- Matt Bell
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Bernhard WillheLm builds upon his 7 seasons in collaboration with Camper shoes for Fall 2012. Willhem (who, quickly in case you’re not familiar, got his start with Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood and has worked closely with Bjork) transposed his quirky designs on both his collection and the Camper sneakers at his show in paris that featured models dressed as writhing zombies. The sneaks mix architectural structures with an orchestra of color and offer up styles that go from flamboyant to euphemistic without loosing a common voice. That the Camper collaboration manages to stand out means that they can be worn as focus pieces for more quiet looks (simple pants, simple shirt) or incorporated into much more busy looks without being swallowed whole. But really, it means this is a collection that’ll be adored.
Rockport Rocks the Boat Shoe
- Published on Monday, 27 February 2012 02:02
- Matt Bell
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Rockport has always walked the fine line between “sensible” and “fashionable” when it comes to shoes. They’re the brand you go to when you need shoes for work, or shoes for a formal outing—they’re the shoes you can take home to mom; they’re not the first brand you think of when you want a pair of shoes you can totally show off to your friends. Well, think as such no longer. On March 1st, they will relaunch an updated, spruced up and modernized version of their popular 1994 Morgan Coast Boat Show in a limited 200 pair run. Originally worn as the official shoe of the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (aka the Volvo Ocean Race), the new version is made in part of a colorful vintage sail (as in from an actual sail boat they found in Boston) and uses an eco-friendly tanner and other recycled materials for the mesh lining, tongue and sole. There’s also more boating references than you can wave a mast at like oversized grommets with reinforced rubber gaskets, zig-zag stitching that mimics the way sails are actually sewn together and shoe laces made to resemble nautical rope. The result, as you can see for yourself, is quite a handsome looking contemporary boat shoe that says anything but safe.
Available for $200 starting March 1 at rockport.com
Camper’s Going Green For SS12
- Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 23:00
- Austin Dale
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Let’s say you’re an athletic guy who cares about the environment as much as you care about having comfortable, cool footwear. For you, it won’t be summer without a couple of hiking trips and a new backyard garden. If this is you, then you probably already have plenty of Camper shoes in your closet. But if that’s not you, it still shouldn’t be too hard to get you into these sustainable shoes this summer.
Camper’s eco-friendly line for SS12 is 100% cool. Let’s start with the Peu Rambia, Camper’s trademark, super-comfortable walking sneakers, which get a big green update this season. They’re made with 100% organic cotton, and they’ll keep your feet cool and comfortable all summer long. And then there’s the Wabi, Camper’s new sandal, which is the result of only four processes of industrial production. It’s 100% anatomic and 100% ergonomic, for a fit you won’t find in any standard flip-flop. And though it’s totally recyclable, you definitely won’t want to throw this sandal out. Their streamlined, futuristic design isn’t something we’ve seen on sandals before.
Available early February. www.camper.com