July 24: Sperry’s classic silhouettes were given a makeover in a new collaboration with men’s apparel and accessories brand Rowing Blazers. The capsule collection launches July 25 with prices ranging from $90 to $140 on Sperry.com, Rowingblazers.com and select retailers. The six styles reimagine the footwear brand’s classic boat shoes and sneakers with design details from the men’s lifestyle label’s collegiate rowing club traditions. Sperry’s A/O Authentic Original and Seamate boat shoes feature Rowing Blazers’ croquet stripes, while its CVO canvas sneakers incorporate mismatched “Port” and “Starboard” accents.
July 24: Tamara Mellon and accessories label Mejuri are natural partners in that they’re both direct-to-consumer brands with women at the helm. The result is a summer collection of delicate 14K gold anklets that serve as companions to Mellon’s luxury footwear label. The jewelry is priced under $200 on Mejuri.com.
July 23: Havaianas is partnering with Brazilian fashion brand Farm Rio on flip-flops inspired by the Amazon rain forest. The collection — the brands’ first collaboration for U.S. release — features four styles inspired by the nature and animals native to Brazil. Each pair of shoes costs $26 and boasts signature prints, including bright florals, toucans and monkeys. The shoes are available for purchase online at Havaianas.com and FarmRio.com.
July 20: Clarks Originals is once again partnering with Wu Wear for an update to its iconic Wallabee style. The comfort casual is inspired by lyrics from “Ice Cream” and “Glaciers of Ice,” tracks from Wu-Tang Clan band member Raekwon’s album, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.” The limited-edition style is done in suede from the Charles F. Stead tannery, complete with a whimsical swirl pattern and set on a natural crepe outsole. Available online, it’s detailed in three colorways — navy, brown and maple — and features the Wu-Tang Clan logo on the heel fob.
July 19: Move over Miss Piggy. Hunter Boot is launching a collection of kids’ boots and accessories featuring the Peppa Pig and George characters. The launch coincides with the debut of new episodes, where Peppa and George have their first-ever festival experience. It’s a natural fit for Hunter, known as a popular festival shoe choice. The series, targeting children ages 2 to 5, includes boots, backpacks and umbrellas. It is available online and retails for $40 to $70.
July 18: Dr. Martens and Nanamica are back with another collaborative design, and this one has teeth. The British shoe brand and Tokyo-based streetwear label crafted a limited-edition, two-style series that marks a departure for Dr. Martens: Instead of a traditional smooth toe, the shoes feature a moc toe inspired by classic boating shoes. And to complete the nautical theme, the new Camberwell style — which is made in England and comes in black and brown leather with contrasting laces — sports a shark-tooth sole. Priced at $280, the shoes will debut July 27 at select U.S. retailers, including SSENSE, Bodega, Gravity Pope, Haven, Today Clothing and Hatchet Supply in New York.
July 16: Kidswear brand Wolf & Rita has partnered with female-founded shoe company Josefinas for a mommy-and-me matching sneaker collaboration. Since both brands have Portuguese roots, the inspiration comes from Tropicália, a 1960s Brazilian musical and cultural movement that opposed authority and conservatism. The sneaker is detailed with a mix of colors, textures and a removable pompom, and it’s influenced by Wolf & Rita’s overall fall ’19 collection, which takes on the hippie culture of 1960s Brazil. The kicks are available for moms ($350) and daughters ($198) online and in select retailers worldwide now.
July 15: Another Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection is about to debut. A unisex athleisure capsule that the popstar turned designer developed for the iconic sportswear brand will launch officially on July 24. The highly anticipated follow-up will launch on Reebok.com/VictoriaBeckham and at other global retailers, with a preview of the campaign shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti and styled by Alastair McKimm.
July 1: Opening Ceremony co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon teamed up with footwear brand Melissa on a collaboration that reimagines OC’s most classic silhouettes in summer-ready styles and colors. Lim and Leon were inspired to work with the Brazilian brand since discovering it on a trip to the country in 2002. The Melissa x Opening Ceremony collection launched exclusively at select locations on June 27 and will undergo a global release on July 12.
July 1: Danner collaborated for the third time with the MLS Portland Timbers on lifestyle boots. The Danner x Timbers Jag hiker revives the footwear brand’s ’80s silhouette with some updated touches that give the boots a lightweight, sneaker-like feel. The shoes, available in men’s and women’s sizing, are designed in the Portland club’s colors with details that pay tribute to the soccer team’s 2015 championship.
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