Women’s Buzz: Walk-Over, Flogg & More

Walking Women
Walk-Over steps back into the women’s market this fall, marking its first collection in the category since 1980. The offerings put a feminine spin on the signature derby silhouette. Retailing for $225 to $395, the new additions include bold color combos such as a lavender upper on a hot-pink sole and a bright-red saddle on blue suede. “Since the relaunch of Walk-Over [in 2010], it was always our intention to bring a women’s line back into the fold,” said Tom McClaskie, president and creative director of Walk-Over. “With the resurgence of the man-tailored trend in the market, we felt it was the perfect time for us to launch [women’s].”

New Territories
Flogg is headed to Europe. Titan Industries’ newest label, a fashion-focused flip-flop and clog fusion that hit the U.S. market this summer, will be available for fall ’13 in 36 countries, including creative director Carol de Leon’s home country of Italy. “Europe is a hot market [given that] the Europeans have an eye for discovering novelty,” de Leon said. “The fact that Flogg, as a new brand, is having great sell-throughs in the U.S. market gives the distributors confidence, which is important.”

Collaboration Code
Belgian footwear label N.D.C. Made by Hand and Pas de Calais, a Japan-based newcomer to the U.S. fashion scene, have joined forces to create a capsule collection of women’s booties, boots and flats for fall ’13. The six leather styles, available at Pas de Calais’ 4-month-old flagship in Manhattan, retail from $320 to $540.