The Collabs: June 2019

June 28, 2019: New Balance is teaming up with Concepts for a limited-edition shoe, “ESRUC.” The collaboration launches today in London, where the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees begin their special three-game series at London Stadium. The name “ESRUC” (which is “curse” spelled backward) refers to the Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to their rival team, the New York Yankees. Many believe the swap led to a curse on the Boston-based team. The sneakers, which are a twist on New Balance’s classic 997 model, will be available starting today at Patta London. The shoes retail at $200 and are available in sizes 5-13.

June 26, 2019: Legendary Americana footwear brand Frye is stretching its product reach with a collaboration with home retailer Crate & Barrel. The limited-edition assortment of home barware essentials and bags incorporate mixed materials on items such as the Wood and Metal Tray and the Bar Tool Set, which use brushed brass, wood and Frye’s signature leather. The bag collection, meanwhile, goes from work to weekend, designed of canvas and leather. Retail prices range from $35 to $599 (for the barware) and $38 to $258 (for the bags). The line is available online and at Crate & Barrel stores.

Frye Crate Barrel Bar Set
Frye x Crate & Barrel bags and barware.
CREDIT: Crate & Barrel

June 25, 2019: Wondering what to wear to your July 4th BBQ? Look no further than this forthcoming collaboration between Fila and Pepsi. The athletic brand and beverage maker are coming out with a co-branded, vintage-inspired selection of men’s and women’s apparel and sneakers that will be sold exclusively at DTLR/Villa. The line’s red, white and blue color scheme blends the identities of both labels but is an interpretation of today’s hippest streetwear silhouettes. Select apparel items are available now, and the two sneaker styles — the Fila x Pepsi Disruptor and the Fila x Pepsi Creator — will launch on June 28. The Disruptor is priced at $75; and the Creator at $85.

Fila Pepsi Collaboration Collection
Looks from the Fila x Pepsi collab collection.
CREDIT: Fila

June 25, 2019: Italian shoe designer Gianvito Rossi and luxe e-tailer Mytheresa.com are releasing an exclusive capsule of summer essentials for the well-dressed woman. The 16-piece collection includes styles for every wearing occasion, from casual espadrille wedges and strappy flat sandals to seductive pumps and mules with see-through PVC, all retailing for 590 to 990 euros. “It is a very sparkle and transparent feeling that inspired this special capsule,” said Rossi in a statement. The capsule debuts June 26 on the Mytheresa site.

Mytheresa Gianvito Rossi Capsule Collection
Summery heels from the Mytheresa x Gianvito Rossi capsule collection.
CREDIT: Mytheresa

June 19, 2019: Jack Rogers is teaming up with lifestyle brand Wren + Glory. Both female-run companies take pride in their emphasis on sisterhood, making them a natural fit. The new collection, which will retail for $228, will be a combination of Jack Roger’s popular shoe styles and Wren + Glory’s creative designs, resulting in one-of-a-kind hand-painted sneakers. Starting June 24, the collection will be sold at PopSugar Play/ground and will be available on Jackrogersusa.com.

Jack Rogers x Wren and Glory
The Jack Rogers x Wren + Glory sneaker collab.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Jack Rogers

June 11, 2019: Superga has collaborated with vintage-inspired fashion brand LoveShackFancy on a collection that’s available on Superga-usa.com and Loveshackfancy.com. The line includes sneakers and sandals. “These are the wardrobe-staple shoes that will live in our closets for years to come and remind us of ‘that summer when,’” said LoveShackFancy founder Rebecca Hessel Cohen. The collaboration paired the timeless design of Superga footwear with LoveShackFancy’s bountiful ribbons and hand-painted floral prints. The Superga x LoveShackFancy collab includes two styles for women and two styles for children, retailing for $55 to $119.

Superga LoveShackFancy Collab Sneakers
Superga x LoveShackFancy collab sneakers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Superga

June 10, 2019: British brand Duke + Dexter has joined forces with rapper Snoop Dogg for a collection to be sold exclusively at Dukeanddexter.com, Selfridges and the Duke + Dexter store in London. Inspired by a pool-to-party theme, the line features 18 styles that include Duke loafers, Reed mules and Dexter slides, featuring Snoop Dogg motifs. The limited-edition run of 1,000 pairs are numbered and retail for $210 to $315. According to Lee Rogers, head of product for the brand, “I wanted to try to bring something new and fresh to the collaboration and the products. Snoop is such a legend and the weight of doing this well was always in mind.”

Duke and Dexter Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dog collection from Duke + Dexter
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

June 10, 2019: Model Slick Woods and The Kooples have teamed up for an exclusive women’s sneaker collection available in stores and online in the U.S. now. Inspired by streetwear, the capsule includes two styles in multiple colorways featuring a utilitarian, sock sneaker detailed with a chunky Velcro strap as well as a chunky lace-up sneaker that drops July 15. Prices range from $325 to $345. The 22-year-old is also the face of the brand’s fall ’19 ad campaign.

slick woods the kooples sneaker
Slick Woods is the face of The Kooples fall ’19 campaign. She also partnered with the brand for a sneaker collaboration.
CREDIT: Courtesy of The Kooples

June 5, 2019: Sarah Flint is partnering with Feed to provide an incentive to shop while helping children. Now when customers buy the brand’s navy linen Lola Espadrille, they will receive a Feed x Sarah Flint canvas tote stamped with the phrase “Walk Like a Woman,” and they will help provide 50 school meals for children around the world. The flat espadrille mule is available now for $245 at Sarahflint.com.

Sarah Flint x FEED Lola Espadrille
The Lola Espadrille from Sarah Flint.
CREDIT: Sarah Flint

June 1, 2019: Jack Rogers has teamed up with women’s swimwear brand Flagpole NYC on a two-piece collection. The range combines the Jackie O-inspired sandal brand’s classic silhouettes with Flagpole’s bright colors. The collaboration with Flagpole offers effortless style, while remaining rooted in our core values of heritage, connection, and our brand spirit,” said Jack Rogers CEO Lydia Park Luis. The collection will be available at both Jackrogersusa.com and Flagpolenyc.com starting June 1. The shoes retail for $148, with the swimsuit costing $425.

Jack Rogers Flagpole collab sandals
Jack Rogers x Flagpole collab sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Jack Rogers

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