When Kevyn Wynn recently took stock of her slipper wardrobe, she decided it was time for a new pair. But the daughter of hotelier Steve Wynn was unable to find anything but a pair of cozy Ugg Australia slip-ons upon scouring the stores near her home in Southern California.
Having imagined a pair of elegant, vintage-inspired mules, Wynn decided to design the perfect pair. It was a skill she already possessed, having previously designed a line of logoed robes, slippers and personal-care items for guests at the family’s hotels, including the Wynn and the Encore.
Wynn’s next step was to contact the supplier she had worked with on the hotels’ slipper and robe collections. “I sent her my [sketches], and she suggested I sell them,” said Wynn, who headed to Italy to secure a factory to produce the collection of upscale mules featuring luxe materials. Retail prices range from $250 to $300.
The debut line of cocktail slippers, under the Kevyn Wynn label, will be available at the home stores in the Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas in mid-November. They collection has also been picked up by Scandia Home, a high-end home store in Beverly Hills, Calif., and luxe specialty store Mayfair House in West Hollywood, Calif.
Even before the slippers hit retail, Wynn already has plans to expand the collection next year with a children’s line designed by her 11-year-old daughter, Zoe Friedman.
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