3 posts tagged "George Esquivel"
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has announced the ten talents that it’s sending to the Americans in Paris showroom next week, and the list is filled with many of the bold-faced up-and-comers you’d expect. New York darlings Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School made the cut, as well as Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of Tome, Misha Nonoo, Wes Gordon, Jennifer Fisher, The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait, Marc Alary, Richard Chai, George Esquivel, and Juan Carlos Obando. We have no doubts that these hometown up-and-comers will be able to wow the international fashion set.
It wasn’t always in the cards, but the footwear that Maria Cornejo created with L.A.-based cobbler George Esquivel are walking right off the runway and into stores—and tonight at a trunk show at Cornejo’s Bleecker Street Zero boutique, they’ll be available for holiday orders in custom colors. “It’s the tiny details of construction that make his shoes so unique,” Cornejo says of Esquivel’s hand-made footwear. Case in point, the asymmetrical line that runs across the oxford laceup Linea (top) from one shoe to the other. (This running detail can be customized in contrast color at tonight’s event.) Picking up the androgynous notes of Cornejo’s Fall ’10 collection, the Linea is available for both men and women. A stirrup-detailed chukka boot (bottom left) is on offer for men’s only (with a custom-color stirrup), and a high-zipped motorcycle boot (bottom right), just for the ladies. Which to pick? Esquivel, a onetime CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee, will both be on hand tonight to offer his advice.
Trunk show runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m. tonight at Zero + Maria Cornejo, 33 Bleecker Street, NYC, (212) 925-3849.
Collective sigh, please: Gossips are reporting that former Dior spokeswoman Charlize Theron and her partner of nine years, Stuart Townsend, have called it quits. We can’t help wondering who the poor girl will take to the Oscars now. (Our guess? Absolutely any guy she wants.) [NY Daily News]
New York magazine writes the latest chapter in the mountain-man ethnography with its complete guide to the “Urban Woodsman.” From where to buy your vintage Red Wings (J.Crew) to where to buy your decorative ax (Best Made Co.), they’ve got you covered. For finding actual woods to beat your chest in, though, you’re on your own. [NY Mag]
Bloomingdale’s opens in Dubai, with all the over-the-top amenities you’d expect: a three-story glass “drum” for handbags and denim, a bevy of shop-in-shops, and 9,400 square feet of shoes. Global recession says what? [WWD]
Emma Watson tends to pick Burberry for the red carpet, but she can now rock her own line for lounging at home: Her eco-friendly collection for the U.K.’s People Tree goes on sale today. [Vogue U.K.]
Dossier speaks with CFDA-nominated shoemaker George Esquivel and finds he drew inspiration for his much-beloved spectators, wingtips, and flats from The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, and The Partridge Family. We’ll expect the All in the Family collection any day now. [Dossier]