Just a week after designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman unveiled their first fashion jewelry collection, Marchesa’s world of accessories is expanding into footwear. Marchesa partnered with AKH Group, a footwear and handbag licensing company founded by industry veterans Annelie Hofstrom and Ashley Kennedy in March, whose existing clients include Maiyet, Soloviere, Sarah Flint, O Jour by Giorgia Caovilla, and Cecelia New York.
The spring collection will be the brand’s first, launching at its runway show scheduled for Sept. 16. Styles range from evening flats to high heels with materials including napa, alligator, water snake and python. Detailing, such as Swarovski crystals and laser cutting, was particularly important to the designers.
Dr. Martens Celebrates Rebellious ’80s Style With Fall 2015 Collection
British brand Dr. Martens is taking a step back in time for its fall ’15 collection, inspired by the Buffalo movement — a style movement that emerged from London in the ’80s as a rejection of the conformity of the mainstream fashion of the era. This fall, Dr. Martens celebrates the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Buffalo movement. After three decades, photographer Jamie Morgan and stylist Barry Kamen, also an integral member of the original movement, have collaborated for a series of striking images and a short film documenting the movement’s influence.
Dr. Martens is also acquainting consumers with its history through the recently released book, Dr. Martens: A History of Rebellious Self-Expression, retailing for $15. Written by British author Martin Roach, its narrative is told in part through dozens of interviews with musicians, subcultural individuals and creative personalities and features more than 220 photographs.
Ugg Australia Opens Pop-Up Shops In Boston & Elizabeth, N.J.
Ugg Australia is popping up in Boston and Elizabeth, N.J., in a duo of temporary shops. The stores will feature Infinite Ugg, a seamless online integration that gives access to an endless aisle of merchandise not found in store. Both locations will offer 500 to 550 styles featuring an array of products including footwear, loungewear, handbags and accessories. Both stores will remain open through early 2016.
The Boston store, currently open, is located in Faneuil Hall in a 1,764-square space. There’s also a permanent Ugg store on Newbury Street in downtown Boston, and one in the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. The Jersey Gardens outlet store, set to open on September 3, is located outside New York city. Currently, there are four full-price Ugg stores in New York.
– Selicia A. Walker
Source: WWD; Footwear News
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