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Kate Spade recently launched their more affordable sister line called Kate Spade Saturday. Kate Spade Saturday is a new global lifestyle brand that aims to "channel the spirit of Saturday."
Although a bit more casual then the high end collections, the line still stays true to the brands identity by remaining bright, colorful, optimistic, and clean. The CEO Craig Leavitt stated "Through ongoing research, we saw an opportunity in the market to engage a new customer base- one that aspires to be a part of the Kate Spade New York brand."
"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world" right? But what if you give a girl CRAZY shoes. We don't mean blinding bright colors that will cause a few stares here and there...we mean down right crazy shoes that will leave your feet unforgettable. So here they are, the Top 4 craziest shoes of the decade.
You've got some gum stuck on the bottom of your shoe…
First up is Kobi Levi's Chewing Gum heel from 2009. It is basically a combination of an oxford and a trainer with pink bubblegum acting as the heel. It is a pretty ironic yet clever concept not to mention pretty entertaining as well.
Men’s footwear, like menswear itself, is vastly changing. As the men of today become more daring in their style of dress, so do what they decide to put on their feet. This new found freedom has paved the way for new and innovative styles and trends to hit the runway and reach the consumer. And that’s exactly what’s happening this spring.
You can always rely on shoes, be it men’s or women’s, to take an outfit to the next level. This happens through variety of shapes and sizes and fabric and color. This season features materials like leathers and suede, as well as metallic and printed fabrics.
Spring has sprung into action, and so have all your favorite designers of menswear. For years now, fashion for men has been developing from more than just suits and slacks, into daring pieces that play with silhouettes, experiment with color, and give innovation to the consumer. This year is no different. Three key trends men should be ripping from the runway this spring are Prints & Patterns, Fit &Tailoring, as well as Color.
Prints & Patterns are great for the budding businessman and the more classic male who doesn’t want to get to out there with his wardrobe, but still wants to stay current. This season the runways were a blaze with prints from designers like Vivienne Westwood, and Sarah Burton who awed with a bronze combination gold and silver metallic blazer with matching trousers for Alexander McQueen (see left). The bolder male “fashionistas” can go to the extreme, while the further subdued can opt for more subtle approaches like Viktor & Rolph’s zigzag patterned black and silver suit also featuring a metallic finish (see slideshow).
It has been said many times that "everything will change in 2013" and so far it seems true for the direction of the Fashion Industry. As we slowly everyday are heading into the future the fashion industry is moving at a light year speed. Incorporating technology into fashion has been on the rise and is evolving behind the scenes everyday. Just 4 years ago the "Fashion 2.0 Awards" launched which is the only awards celebrating online innovation by fashion brands whom embrace social media and online technology.
Lilly Pulitzer's fashion empire confirmed the death this week of the beloved 81-year old fashion designer. Pulitzer passed away on Sunday, April 7th at her Florida home. The socialite turned fashion designer was known for her preppy, bright, and stand-out tropical prints. Always featuring bright colors and using fruits and plants as a print landed her the title "Queen of Prep."
Besides the infamous women's collections, Pulitzer produces a strong line for children, men's clothing, shoes, jewelry, swimwear, bedding, pajamas, stationary, and even maternity clothes. Most recently in 2010, Pulitzer released a bridal collection. Each design ever created is the epitome of prep. "We focus on the best, fun, and happy things, and people want that," explained Pulitzer. "Being happy never goes out of style." This can account for the reason why she often channeled lime green and bright pinks into a majority of her designs.
Clashing prints, maxis, cropped tops, John Lennon sunnies, wide brim hats, and cross-body bags in the sun can only mean one thing! Hello Festival Season! The festival that started it all was Woodstock of '69 but now you can find a music festival no matter what part of the world you reside in. Almost every leading retailer has a festival fashion segment on their homepages and high fashion designers such as Dsquared have created a collection inspired by festival fashion. It is time to channel your down-to-earth, inner hippie, and frolic around the grass fields to your favorite music.
Christopher Fischer stuns us all again with this super chic cover-up. The Kehinde Cover-up ($275) is a great, easy look to go over any swimsuit. Best of all, it's mesh fabric allows onlookers to admire that to die for bikini you've got on underneath it.
Blue Glue has so many amazing cover-ups for this season, it's hard to pick a favorite. Every style you can imagine, they've got it. We particularly love this Alhambra Paleo Cover-up ($50), which is sensual without being overtly so. Best of all, you don't need to go far to find a great accessory to pair with it—Blue Glue collections offer matching bikinis, jewelry, beach bags, and more.