35 posts tagged "Jimmy Choo"
Are wellies making the leap from protective gear to all-weather footwear? If the designers at Hunter have anything to say about it, the answer could be yes. First they collaborated with Jimmy Choo on a $395 croc-embossed style that was almost too nice to wear in the rain. Now they’ve introduced a pair with rugged laces, rivets, and elaborate buckles—detailing worthy of the season’s must-have biker boots. They’re far more stylized than the average galoshes, and at $225 on www.net-a-porter.com, they don’t come cheap. We suspect they’re intended for year-round wear, which begs the question: Would you wear rubber boots on a sunny day like today?
Sophia Kokosalaki is moonlighting again. The Greek designer, who briefly helmed Vionnet, will take on Diesel’s high-end contemporary line, Black Gold, in addition, that is, to working on her namesake collection. Those should be some pretty fabulous jeans. [WWD]
Stilettos for everyone! High-low takes on new meaning with the announcement of H&M’s latest collaboration, with skyscraper-heel outfitter Jimmy Choo. Accessories for men and women, including some clothing options, hit stores on November 14. Happy holidays. [WWD]
Claire Danes and Narciso Rodriguez have been together longer than she and fiancé Hugh Dancy have, so it’s only fitting that Rodriguez is designing her wedding dress. “I get weepy,” she said of the design process. We’re sure she means that in a good way. [People]
As if it isn’t difficult enough to make a flawless transition from winter to spring (the wind, the humidity, the question of what dernier tights to don), this rain really throws a wrench in our program. Happily, we’ve come across a stylish alternative to the all-too-whimsical wellingtons that seem to go hand in hand (foot in foot?) with April showers. These limited-edition, croc-embossed rubber boots are the result of a collaboration between Hunter and Jimmy Choo. And if they conjure thoughts of Kate Moss at Glastonbury, you’re on the right track. “I was inspired by images from the festivals of the hip Brit girls in their wellies,” explains Jimmy Choo president and founder Tamara Mellon. We say, why save them for a rainy day? The HUNTER boot by Hunter and Jimmy Choo, black crocodile-embossed rubber, $395, at Jimmy Choo boutiques, 1-866-JCHOO-US, www.jimmychoo.com.
Is Michelle Obama the fashion industry’s one-woman stimulus package? Designers up and down Seventh Avenue (and the rest of us) are kinda, sorta hoping so.
In other pre-inaugural news: Feeling conflicted about how compulsively attached you are to your beloved mobile device of choice? Take solace. Barack Obama can’t live without his, either. Although, we suppose if you owned this phone, you might want to keep it very close at all times.
You know how never seem to have that perfect ostentatious yet simultaneously practical piece to wear to a muddy, hipster-filled music festival? Well, Tamara Mellon is answering your prayers with a croc-embossed Hunter for Jimmy Choo wellie. They’re a mere $395.
Thom Browne wanted to cast Italian air force cadets for his Pitti Immagine presentation next week. They declined. It’s not surprising. We’ve heard that Mediterranean military men find bare ankles highly improper.
Worry not: Valentino can still entertain Gwyneth on his yacht this summer. Today, the retired designer’s camp answered the Bernie Madoff did-he-or-didn’t-he question with a resounding no. Phew.