Thursday, February 5, 2009
Sergio Rossi And Puma Kicks Hit The Shelves
Last year reports came out that Sergio Rossi and PUMA were collaborating on a Capsule collection due to hit various and exclusive stores this spring. Well, the images at that time that made the rounds on fashion sites and blogs showed the high-heeled shoes in leather:
Above photos courtesy of WWD.
However, now that the collection is actually available for purchase, they seem to come in satin only. Below is the description from Sergio Rossi:
"Introducing an exciting collaboration as the meeting of two internationally renowned brands have made it their mission to merge Italian luxury and Sport lifestyle together for a very special capsule collection of women's footwear which will debut at Colette in Paris in January 2009. Famed Italian brand Sergio Rossi teams up with one of the world's great global athletic labels. PUMA plays the part of unexpected suitor in lending a street-savvy dose of bravado to not one but two unique shoe designs masterminded by the creative team of Sergio Rossi.
Having made its debut back in 1973, the iconic "Clyde" sneaker was originally tailor made for all-star basketball legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier, whose apparent technique of "stealing" the ball from his opponents earned him the (Bonnie and) "Clyde" nickname. Over thirty years later, the classic continues its journey into the contemporary world of street wear in a candy-shaded array of satin-coverings as six of the season's hottest colours; "Envy" Green, "Lolita" Pink, "Bullitt "Silver", "Delovely" Lavender, "Fabulous" Bougainvillea and "Speedy" Black. Put simply, the perfect "must-have" shoe of the season is no longer a ballerina flat but a chic and comfortable urban alternative.
The collection is now available at Colette and actually consists of three styles for women. Two different models based on the "Clyde" style (one as lace ups and the other as a mary jane) and one more traditional sneaker style. Two sport immensely high heels, and all are available in multiple colors. The high heels come in three colors (one as "Colette blu" which is limited and numbered) and the sneakers come in the same three plus black. All come in satin.
Spring/summer collection 2009 - satin:
The above high heeled models, both laces and mary janes cost each $574. 20 USD a pair and can be bought here.
The sneakers cost $191.40 USD and can be bought here.
Hey guys, don't fret.. the same two companies will be debuting a special men's collaboration collection for Fall 2009, and here's a sneak peek of the line: