The Collabs: November 2019

Nov. 28, 2019: Stella Luna has launched a partnership with (RED), the not-for-profit organisation that raises funds and awareness to help end AIDS. Every shoe in the collaboration purchased contributes directly to (RED)’s fight to end AIDS through the Global Fund which supports a range of life-saving HIV/AIDS programs on the ground in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, eSwatini, Tanzania, and Zambia. The two new special-edition designs are the Lucien Lace-Up sneaker and Crystal Chain Sandal in holiday appropriate red velvet with its XXL chain coated in silver strass. In homage to the collaboration, the brand has also created a festive (RED) pop-up in its Saint Germain boutique in Paris.

Stella Luna x (RED) Crystal Chain Sandal.
Stella Luna x (RED) Crystal Chain Sandal.
CREDIT: Stella Luna
Stella Luna (RED) pop-up in the St Germain boutique in Paris.
Stella Luna (RED) pop-up in the St Germain boutique in Paris.
CREDIT: Stella Luna

Nov. 27, 2019: Selena Gomez‘s third Puma collection has arrived. The fall ’19 athleisure range comes in an understated navy, pink, silver and white color palette. Two shoes are featured in the collection: the SG Quilted Runner and the SG Cali Suede. Among the apparel and accessories in the range are a backpack, a beanie and a puffer jacket. “This collection with PUMA was one of my favorite ones to design. I think the final product is beautiful, I feel so confident wearing it and hope everyone does too,” Gomez said in a release. Fans can snag the collection on Puma.com, in Puma stores and at select retailers internationally, starting Dec. 1.

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Selena Gomez in the Puma SG Quilted Runner.

Nov. 27, 2019: Lugz is launching its second collaboration this month, this time with Luke Fracher, co-founder and owner of Round Two, a nationwide chain of boutiques offering streetwear and vintage fashion. The two have come together for an update of Lugz’s Empire Hi boot, reimagined in a pink paisley print with a padded collar and tongue. “I chose to work with Lugz because they gave me full creative freedom to do whatever I wanted on this project,” said Fracher. “But more than that, [it’s] because I appreciate the impact they had on late-1990s and early-2000s hip-hop culture. It felt authentic to me.” The shoe will be available on Nov. 30 at a pop-up location at 198 Allen St. in New York from noon to 7 p.m. It will retail for $100, with only 100 pairs available in men’s sizes 8 to 13.

Lugz boot redesigned by Luke Fracher.

Nov. 26, 2019: Fila has linked up with Miami-based accessories company Miansai for a two-shoe collab. Miansai reworked the Targa and Disruptor 2 silhouettes for the collaboration, executing the two with neutral color palettes and a gardenia hue on the uppers. Both the Targa and the Disruptor 2 feature premium leather and suede on the uppers. The Targa is wrapped up with a classic gum outsole. The shoes feature other details synonymous with Miansai such as its silver screw-cuff detailing and its nautical-inspired rope bracelets. The sneakers will retail for $110 each and be available exclusively at Miansai.com and its New York and Los Angeles stores.

Miansai x Fila Targa
Miansai x Fila Targa.

Nov. 26, 2019: Vault by Vans is introducing a collection in partnership with British artist Damien Hirst and Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort. The six-piece series features some of Hirst’s most recognizable motifs, including spots, butterflies, spin paintings and skulls on Vans’ classic silhouettes: the Sk8-Hi Reissue VLT LX and the Classic Slip-On VLT LX. The collaboration continues Palms’ partnership with Hirst, which includes the “Empathy Suite,” among the world’s most expensive suites, and “Unknown,” the resort’s center bar featuring Hirst’s “The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded),” a 13-foot-long tiger shark divided into three parts. The collection is available beginning Dec. 6 exclusively at the Vault by Vans store at 219 Bowery in New York and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “Art has been a strong focus of the guest experience at Palms, and we have inserted works from both established artists such as HIrst to newer, emerging artists in nearly every detail of the  property,” said Tal Cooperman, creative director of the resort. “I could not think of a better partner to continue our collaboration with Hirst than Vans, a fashion trailblazer that also heralds the importance of art’s position in today’s culture.”    

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Vault by Vans collaboration with Palms Casino Resort and Damien Hirst.

Nov. 25, 2019: Zappos is rounding out its 20th anniversary collaboration series with an Ugg partnership that’s producing a capsule perfect for the holidays. The e-tailer and boot maker have released two holiday sweater-themed styles: a pair of slippers and boots. The festive designs have knit uppers, shearling linings and plush footbeds. The boots retail for $160, while the slippers are $130. Both silhouettes are available for purchase now, exclusively at Zappos.com. 

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Festive boots and slippers from the Ugg x Zappos collaboration.
CREDIT: Zappos.com

Nov. 25, 2019: By Far has teamed up with buzzy New Zealand label Paris Georgia on a four-piece capsule consisting of a sandal, a boot and two bags. The Zoe sandal comes in three multitone colorways with a toe ring and a sculptural heel, while the Sainte boot comes in soft black and white leather with square-toe ‘90s vibes. The Paris cocktail bag and everyday Georgia bag complete the lineup. Denitsa Bumbarova, one of Bulgaria’s By Far co-founding trio with Valentina Ignatova and Sabina Gyosheva, lives in Australia, where she became friends with Paris Mitchell and Georgia Cherrie. Mitchell and Cherrie are design talents behind the Paris Georgia label, which is known for its seasonless wardrobe staples. The two brands also share a celebrity fan base that includes Kendall Jenner and Kate Hudson.

Paris Georgia x By Far.
Paris Georgia x By Far.

Nov. 22, 2019: Guillermo Andrade, through his acclaimed Fairfax imprint, 424, has reimagined three classic Adidas Originals sneakers that will hit stores before month’s end. The lineup, which is executed with a clean and refined aesthetic, features two SC Premier looks and a reimagined Pro Model. All three feature 424 branding in bold red — the SC Premier shoes have red tags on the tongue and the Pro Model includes the branding on the heel near the collar. The Adidas Originals x 424 collab line arrives Nov. 30.

Adidas Originals by 424
The Adidas Originals by 424 collection.
CREDIT: Adidas Originals

Nov. 22, 2019: Can’t Be Tamed, the fourth collaboration between British footwear designer Sophia Webster and Puma, launches Saturday both in stores and online. It reimagines four of Puma’s hero styles — Suede, Nova, Aeon and Cali — in Webster’s playful animal prints, glitter and pastels. The collection also includes matching apparel such as sweatpants, leggings, bomber jackets and hoodies that are perfect for life in the urban jungle.

Sophia Webster X Puma
Sophia Webster X Puma.
CREDIT: Sophia Webster

Nov. 21, 2019: Flip-flop brand Havaianas is warming things up for Disney characters Elsa and Anna with a series of kids’ sandals in collaboration with “Frozen II.”  The duo of Slim Frozen styles include the Autumn Rose and Blue Frost. They retail for $20, and are available online and in stores.

Havaianas Frozen II flip-flops.
Havaianas Frozen II flip-flops.
CREDIT: Havaianas

Nov. 20, 2019: Lugz and Scary Mommy, a media and entertainment brand for moms, have teamed up for the launch of a limited-edition Lugz x Scary Mommy’s “Mommy and Me” style. The resulting Hi Fur x Scary shoe, which interprets the Lugz classic 6-inch Empire silhouette, represents the first time Scary Mommy has delivered a custom product. It’s available online in adult and children’s sizes and includes custom-embroidered patches that can be mixed and matched. “Scary Mommy was the perfect partner for this idea, as they provide an edgy sense of humor that is often lost in media today,” said David Schwartz, president of Lugz. “It’s a true escape for mothers to go where they can relate to content and feel right at home at the same time.”

Lugz x Scary Mommy boot.

Nov. 20, 2019: Luxe faux fur brand, Maison Atia, has partnered with sneaker brand Koio, for the creation of a vegan leather sneaker accented with its signature faux fur. The limited-edition platform style, retailing for $248, is available in three colors and made in Italy. It’s sold at Maison Atia’s boutique in New York and online.

Koio x Maison Atia.
CREDIT: Maison Atia

Nov. 15, 2019: Dr. Martens has tapped Canadian retailer Haven for its latest collaboration, an update of its classic 1460 Jungle boot. Haven’s signature utilitarian design has been fused with the silhouette for a version in soft black leather detailed with a removable front zip insert, Ziggy sole and dual-branded sock art. The boot, made in the company’s factory in England, retails for $280 and is available online.

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Haven x Dr. Martens 1460 Jungle boot.
CREDIT: Dr. Martens

Nov. 14, 2019: The next drop from Foot Locker’s incubator program, Greenhouse, is a tennis-inspired collaborative collection between VFiles and Fila, which features both footwear and apparel. The lineup features four takes from VFiles on the Fila Tennis 88 silhouette. The looks include a bright pink colorway, one in yellow, another in blue and one iteration in lime green that’s made with a fabric that’s reminiscent of a tennis ball. All of the sneakers feature dual-branded tongues, embroidered VFiles branding on the heel and insoles with a graphic pattern and interlocking tennis ball motif. The apparel range includes T-shirts (cropped and long-sleeve), sweatshirts, shorts, form-fitting dresses and tracksuits. Select looks can be purchased now on the NTWRK app, and the full line will be on the Greenhouse app starting Nov. 15 and at select Foot Locker stores on Nov. 22.

Greenhouse x VFiles x Fila Tennis 88
Greenhouse x VFiles x Fila Tennis 88.

Nov. 13, 2019: Specialty boutique Bodega is partnering with British brand Clarks Originals for an update to the brand’s signature Wallabee boot. The style will come in two colorways, both made with an elaborate patchwork design for the uppers. The retailer’s take on the silhouette evokes a modern, elevated streetwear design of the Wallabee. “The creativity inherent to the Bodega brand, as well [its] emphasis on community and culture, make it the perfect fit for a collaboration,” said Clarks CMO Tara McRae. “These elements come through in the design details, which echo the history of the iconic Clarks Wallabee.” The boots retail for $200 and will be available on Bdgastore.com as well as at Bodega’s stores in Boston and Los Angeles.

Bodega x Clarks Originals Wallabee
Bodega x Clarks Originals Wallabee.
CREDIT: Clarks

Nov. 13, 2019: In celebration of the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, sneaker retailer Footaction has partnered with designer and FourTwoFour co-founder Guillermo Andrade. Together, they have created a collection of T-shirts that’s available now. Andrade used inspiration from this year’s Latin Grammy Awards nominees — including Bad Bunny, Greeicy, Sebastián Yatra and Christian Nodal — to create the looks and, according to Footaction, worked with them “to interpret their individual and signature styles” as part of the T-shirt designs. For each T-shirt sold, a donation of $5 will be made to the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation’s philanthropic efforts.

Footaction x Guillermo Andrade x 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards T-shirt
One of the T-shirts from the Footaction x Guillermo Andrade x 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards collection.
CREDIT: Footaction

Nov. 13, 2019: Mytheresa and Christian Louboutin have joined forces for an exclusive holiday collection. The eight-piece capsule reinterprets the French cobbler’s signature styles in shades of black, white, silver and, last but not least, that vibrant “Loubi” red. All, of course, feature Christian Louboutin’s iconic glossy red soles. Styles include sky-scraping stilettos adorned with a dramatic bow at the back, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, fierce studded ankle boots and some exceptionally blingy sneakers. The Mytheresa x Christian Louboutin capsule is available globally on Mytheresa as of Nov. 13. Prices range from $875 to $1,646.

Christian Louboutin x Mytheresa holiday capsule.
Christian Louboutin x Mytheresa holiday capsule.
CREDIT: Mytheresa

Nov. 12, 2019: This holiday season, Sperry is partnering with Goop on a limited-edition collection of women’s styles that put a modern twist on the classic Sperry Saltwater duck boot in custom designs. The styles include the Saltwater Tall Lace-Up duck boot and Saltwater Tall Lace-UP Luxe Leather duck boot, both retailing for $180. Features include microfleece linings, brass eyelets and outsoles with Wave-Siping for traction. The collection is available on Goop.com, Goop lab stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London, and the Goop MRKT Chicago and Goop MRKT Aspen pop-ups. The collection will be available on Sperry.com beginning on Nov. 20.

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Sperry x Goop duck boots.
CREDIT: Sperry

Nov. 11, 2019: Kith and Disney have joined forces with Converse on a collection in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary. The new capsule includes three iterations of the classic Chuck Taylor 1970 style launching on Nov. 18 at all Kith shops and Kith.com. The fabrications include a plush sherpa fleece interior, parchment canvas and a soft leather upper — all with touches of Mickey Mouse and his color scheme.

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Chuck Taylor 1970 sneakers from Kith’s collaboration with Disney and Converse.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Kith

Nov 8, 2019: Outdoor brand Danner has partnered with ready-to-wear,  accessories and home decor designer Cynthia Rowley for a fresh take on the Trail 2650 hiker. Named after the 2,650-mile-long Pacific Coast Trail, it can transition from the trail to city streets. “Danner embodies the same spirit of travel and adventure as we do and we are excited to inspire wanderlust through this collaboration.” The shoe features a breathable mesh lining, Vibram outsole with Megagrip technology and Ortholite footbed. Available in women’s sizes 5 to 11, the shoe retails for and is available at Danner.com.

Nov. 6, 2019: Ugg and Footaction are partnering together for the fourth time — and they’re tapping A$AP Jscott and A$AP Lou of the Cozy Boys for their campaign. The brands have collaborated on chukka boots in two colorways. The Neumel chukka boot features gold hardware and street-ready construction, with a suede and wool footbed and a durable outsole. The silhouettes are available now on Footaction.com, Ugg.com and at both brands’ retail locations.

The Cozy Boys in an Ugg x Footaction campaign.
The Cozy Boys in an Ugg x Footaction campaign.
CREDIT: Courtesy

Nov. 4, 2019: Throughout 2019, Zappos is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of exclusive collabs, and the latest will have you craving a sweet treat. The e-tailer has partnered with running brand Brooks on two cupcake colorways of its Ghost 12 sneaker, which have sprinkle patterns and a bold color palette. The running shoes retail for $130 and come in men’s and women’s sizing. They’re available now only at Zappos.com.

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Zappos x Brooks Ghost 12 running sneaker.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos

Nov. 4, 2019: To celebrate its 40th birthday, Melissa has developed a silhouette that merges elements from five of its reissued styles, all dating to 1990–2005, in partnership with shoe designer Helen Kirkum. The Melissa Core + Helen Kirkum shoes are available at Galeria Melissa NY starting today; shoppers can nab them online at Shopmelissa.com, beginning Nov. 14.

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Melissa Core + Helen Kirkum shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

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