Sak It to Me
The Sak Brand Group is ready to launch women’s footwear across several of its brands. Spring ’12 collections have been created for The Sak, Elliott Lucca and Sakroots, all debuting this week at FFANY. The San Francisco-based company has added footwear that complements its vast handbag lines. The shoes will feature signature elements, including crochet, prints and woven leather details. The Sak shoes use such materials as wood and cork on styles that include boat shoes, wedges, ballet flats and sandals, retailing for less than $150. The Elliott Lucca line consists of heels, loafers, ballet flats, sandals and wedges, made with woven and braided leather details and selling for less than $200. Sakroots footwear comprises rainboots and flip-flops for less than $50. Additionally, the company will debut The Sak Crochet Kicks collection, a throwback to the company’s 20-year heritage in crochet. That line incorporates the brand’s signature crochet weaves in solids and stripes, and retails for less than $100. The line also will show at FN Platform.
Nina Footwear will debut its newest line, Miss Trish, this week at FFANY in New York and at FN Platform in Las Vegas. The collection is designed by Trish Carroll, who already has her own line of signature Capri sandals, Miss Trish of Capri. The new brand is being billed as a lifestyle addition to the contemporary women’s market. Price points are $150 to $500, with a jeweled collection of flip-flops selling for $55 to $65. Details for a new showroom are being unveiled at FFANY, and next year, the space will be transformed into a mobile pop-up shop that will appear at Art Basel Miami and Coachella, the company said.
Comfort designer Anyi Lu is hearing wedding bells. Lu is set to introduce a signature collection of shoes designed for a walk down the aisle. The new line incorporates comfort elements such as arch supports and Poron footbeds. Silhouettes include a T-strap flat, and 2- and 3-inch heels in open- and closed-toe versions. Handcrafted in Italy, the shoes feature uppers made with lace fused onto leather, as well as sheer mesh. Set for a November delivery, the collection retails from $445 to $525.