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Folk Gets Funky & Peasants Are Pretty In John Galliano’s Latest Collection

Fashion designer John Galliano has just shown his Fall/Winter 2009 RTW collection and, in typical Galliano fashion, it’s quite fantastical. The line has a distinctively Baltic bent to it as it mixes brocades, embroidery, cashmere, coins and wild shoes to culminate in a Russian folkloric (and I swear I see a little Flemish in there), but fashionable style. Although it’s a “ready to wear” line, as opposed to haute couture, I don’t think you’ll see many people sporting these in your local grocery store. (more…)

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United Nude: Shoes With A Blueprint

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In 2003 a Dutch architect from an architects family and an English shoemaker from a shoemakers family decided to start a brand. Disillusioned with fashion and not wanting to be yet another shoe brand or architecture firm, a design company was born – set on releasing specific, iconic products and rejecting broad seasonal ranges. The products evolve in projects from international teams (United) in an open way with direct recognition (Nude). (more…)

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Ruby Slippers: Part Two – The Designer’s Actual Shoes Are Wicked!

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Awhile back I informed you that several designers were asked to reinterpret Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz in honor of the 70th anniversary and for an auction on September 20th to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. (more…)

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Funky Find Of The Week: Heelarious – High Heels For Infants

Heelarious Heels for infants

Okay, these scare me. Heelarious Heels for infants clearly are meant to be funny, which they are. And, might I add, quite well produced. (more…)

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Melissa: Shoes That Redefine Affordable, Stylish, Recyclable And… Plastic!

Melissa Shoes

Melissa is a socially and environmentally responsible company in Brazil that employs sustainable practices, treats their employees well (paying them above average wages complete with benefits), collaborates with hip designers and fashion icons (like Karim Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Vivienne Westwood to name only a few) to churn out millions (over 50 million pairs in the past 25 years) of environmentally responsible shoes made with a special patented recyclable plastic compound called MEFLEX. A shoe begins as a large orb of plastic and takes a only a minute to produce. (more…)

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