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On Our Radar: Neiman Marcus x Keds


There comes a point when you (and I) can’t bear to wear 5- or 6-inch heels for even a minute longer—even if they are wedges. For that point, Neiman Marcus has teamed up with Keds, the classic sneaker label, on a pair of leopard-fur kicks that balance comfort with a bit of style. They’ll be available at Neiman Marcus stores on August 10. With New York fashion week around the corner, they’re an affordable ($100) investment—perfect to slip on for the trek home after a long day of dashing between Lincoln Center and Milk Studios.

Photo: Courtesy of Keds

Le Garage Chanel, Keds’ Clothes, A Flurry Of New Collabs, And More…


Form March 1 through 10, Chanel and Colette are joining forces on a pop-up store located in an industrial garage on Colette’s block, Rue Saint-Honoré. In addition to Chrome Hearts customized bags and graffiti handbags—a nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime affection for the brand—the space will sport a nail bar, cupcake stand, and music by Michel Gaubert. Sounds like the perfect Paris fashion week detour (even if we don’t imagine a lot of those cupcakes will get eaten). [WWD]

Keds Sportswear is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The 100-year-old footwear brand will launch women’s and men’s lines aimed at a twentysomething audience for Spring ’12. [WWD]

Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock (left) are collab queens. After previously pairing up with Gap, Via Spiga, Bloomingdale’s, and the Proper Attire condom line, their next mass venture is with Uniqlo. [Fashion Etc.]

And the Twitter rumor du jour: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld to get her own fragrance? Here’s looking forward to eau de RR. [Elle]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

Patent Appeal


When he’s not selling some of NYC’s most expensive clothing—his shop’s a go-to for runway pieces from Balmain, Celine, and Balenciaga—Jeffrey Kalinsky is lending his touch to heritage brands, the unlikelier the better. He’s put his spin on exclusive items from Lacoste and Gant, and his latest is with the classic Keds lace-up, which he’s commissioned in four colors of patent leather. At $110, they may be the most affordable item currently on sale at his namesake NYC and Atlanta boutiques.

Photo: Courtesy of Keds

Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story


If Marc builds it, they will come. The contemporary artist/fashion label complex, that is, which Jacobs sent to new heights with his accessory collaborations with Louis Vuitton. Yes, artists and designers had collaborated before—including Dalí and Schiaparelli way back when—but the runaway success of Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bags (and the follow-up Richard Prince “joke” bags) has given contemporary artists a new form to play with and, just as importantly, a new revenue stream. The latest is the conceptual art star Jenny Holzer, who’s teaming up with Keds to create kicks this summer. (Artist’s canvas, taken literally.) The high-top and low-top styles are emblazoned with PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, a phrase from Holzer’s text series Survival. They’ll be available online and at select Bloomingdale’s locations in July. The footwear brand is giving back to the art world, too: Keds is sponsoring the Whitney’s summer season.
$70 to $75, available at select Bloomingdale’s locations and beginning July 8.

PLUS: Click below for a few of our favorite recent art/fashion collabs. Continue Reading “Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story” »

Where The Wild Keds Are


Opening Ceremony is up to so much so much of the time that it’s easy to miss some news. The past few months have seen another Chloë Sevigny collab, the Betsey Johnson Archive collection, all that fantastic Where the Wild Things Are merch, and the opening of their Tokyo gigantorium. Ignored in all the pandemonium was the understated debut of Keds for Opening Ceremony. The first collection put an all-American, appropriately Olympic-themed gloss on the classic Keds Champion silhouette. It was nice enough, but the second round of Keds, which we previewed yesterday, really goes for the gusto. Riffing on seventies British punk subculture, OC has wrapped these Champions in animal-print ponyhair and called the collection a day. At $125 a pop, they seem like the perfect (and reasonably priced) thing with which to accessorize your Where the Wild Things Are faux fur dress. Look for the ponyskin Keds at Opening Ceremony in December.

Photos: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony