Feb. 28, 2020: Get ready to take a stroll through Atlantic City in a pair of Monopoly-inspired slippers by Stubbs & Wootton. The slipper maker has teamed up with Hasbro for a series of special-edition styles to commemorate the board game’s 85th anniversary this year. The series of men’s and women’s looks tap archival artwork of Rich Uncle Pennybags, the game’s mascot, and includes slippers with horseback riding, fishing and banking motifs. Retailing for $550, the six-style collection is available on Stubbsandwootton.com, and in the brand’s stores in Palm Beach, Fla., and New York.
Feb. 27, 2020: This past All-Star Weekend, Adidas, James Harden and Daniel Patrick celebrated the latest release in their ongoing three-party collaboration between the Houston Rockets player and two fashion industry leaders. The Harden Vol. 4 x Daniel Patrick sneaker — a previously released, lightweight silhouette — takes on a new, bold color scheme in its latest iteration. “Daniel Patrick has been setting trends with his use of bold looks and bright colors, so partnering with Daniel was the perfect way to highlight the design of the Vol. 4 and bring sport, fashion and culture together,” Harden said in a press release, referring to the black-and-white shoe, accented with orange laces and orange at the back of the foot. The style retails for $150 on Adidas.com and DanielPatrick.us.
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Feb. 27, 2020: Sebago and Gitman Bros. join forces for a collection filled with American heritage for spring ’20. Sebago’s handmade shoes and Gitman Bros. ties and shirts come together to create a three-piece capsule including two printed shirts for $230 each and a set of Docksides Portland white leather boating shoes for $150. The collection is available online at gitmanvintage.com
Feb. 26, 2020: Koio has partnered with Los Angeles-based sculptor Bradley Duncan. The sneaker label and artist have come up with a pared-down kick made with natural leather and a clear sole, with wavy detail at the lacing inspired by Duncan’s Waveform sculpture. “I approached the shoe design process the same way I start most of our studio projects, with a vision,” Duncan said of the collab. “The clear rubber sole is my favorite element of the sneaker. It reveals the construction of the shoe and lets light pass through.” The shoes launch on Thursday, Feb. 27, with an event at Koio’s store in the hip Venice neighborhood of L.A.
Feb. 26, 2020: J Balvin is back with another Guess collaboration. The singer teamed up with the brand for a spring ’20 capsule collection and campaign inspired by his upcoming new album. Called Colores, named after his fourth solo studio album, which launches next in March, the Guess line incorporates red, yellow, green, blue and purple tones in each piece through tie-dye detailing and the brand’s logo. Early access to the collection, made for men, women and kids, will be available at pop-up shops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York from March 20 through March 22. The full GUESS x J Balvin Colores collection will hit stores and websites on March 27.
Feb. 26, 2020: Skechers is amping up its styles thanks to a new collaboration with The Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company. Select styles from the footwear brand will now feature Goodyear Performance Outsoles for ultimate grip and stability. Initially launched on three Skechers GOrun running shoes, the range of styles made with the new outsoles will expand throughout 2020 to lifestyle, trail and workwear pairs for men, women and kids.
Feb. 24, 2020: Clarks Originals is adding a strong punch of color to its classic Wallabee Lo style. The British shoe brand is teaming up with October’s Very Own, a sportswear label co-owned by Canadian rapper Drake and business partners Oliver El-Khatib and Noah “40” Shebib. The trio also founded the companion OVO Sound record label based in Toronto. The single style, part of the brand’s offerings for men, is available in neon green, orange and black. Each pair is marked with a debossed OVO owl logo on the heel and hang tag, and retails for $198. Beginning on Feb. 26, the shoes will be sold exclusively on OctobersVeryOwn.com and all OVO boutiques and flagship locations.
Feb. 24, 2020: Designer Ruthie Davis is teaming up with Disney once again, this time for a series of looks inspired by the upcoming “Mulan” film, opening on March 27. The shoes are based on filmmaker Niki Caro’s depiction of the film’s namesake character, a female warrior. “Mulan is my personal favorite Disney character because she is a warrior heroine with a strong sense of honor and spirit,” said Davis. “I am inspired by her courage, perseverance and drive. She is a force to be reckoned with and this collection reflects that.” The series includes platform high-tops and stilettos, with select styles emblazoned with the word “warrior.” While designing the collection, Davis had input from a group of fashion and design students from the University of Delaware, whom she mentored. The shoes will be available on March 3, exclusively on Ruthiedavis.com and at the Curated by Christian Siriano store in New York. Retail prices range from $398 to $898.
Feb. 18, 2020: Coach is teaming up with Japanese streetwear brand Bape for a collection of sneakers, leather goods, and ready-to-wear that fuses each brand’s fashion aesthetic while celebrating the attitudes of their home bases in New York and Tokyo, respectively. The collab pieces feature an interpretation of Coach’s signature pattern crossed with Bape’s ape-head logo, rendered in camouflage, khaki and rainbow jacquard. Included in the offering is the unisex Bapesta sneaker, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and retailing for $350. To underscore the connection between the brands and the fashion capitals they call home, actor and musician Quincy Brown was photographed wearing the collection in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, neighborhood, while model and songwriter Köki brought the collection to life in the Ebisu district of Shibuya in Tokyo. The collection will be available from Feb. 22 on Coach.com and Bape.com, and at select Coach and Bape store locations.
Feb. 11, 2020: On the runway for the latest Anna Sui collection, the New York designer made a case for the continued popularity of vacation sandals. Teaming once again with Teva, the Anna Sui runway featured new takes on the two-strap, chunky-sole sandal, the Flatform Universal. In addition, the Teva x Anna Sui collection includes the cozy Ember Mid style — essentially a sneaker-boot hybrid in a plush, quilted fabric. To set itself apart, this time the collaboration also joined with another iconic brand, Liberty London, to apply a “Botanist’s Diary” print across the fall ’20 pieces. The current Teva x Anna Sui collection is available on Teva.com, with the new floral iterations arriving next fall.
Feb. 11, 2020: For its latest collaborative collection, K-Swiss has teamed up with menswear label Willy Chavarria to create a ’90s California Chicano tennis prep collection. The line is available now and features a range of apparel and a reworked sneaker from the heritage footwear brand. The lone shoe is a new-look K-Swiss Classic 2000, which the brand said is a nod to its history but “reimagined to pay homage to the Chicano style.” For the apparel, Willy Chavarria employed neon hues to deliver the look of an “original highbrow tennis classic with a ’90s Chicano rave vibe.” The line ranges in price from $120 to $250 and is available via Sneakersnstuff, Dover Street Market Ginza, LN-CC, Luisaviaroma, Machus and KSwiss.com.
Feb. 10, 2020: Keds and The Bee and The Fox have partnered on a collection of shoes ahead of the upcoming Galentine’s Day on Feb. 13, a day for gals to celebrate female friendships. The California-based apparel brand, which is recognized for its tees printed with inspirational text and motivational messaging, worked with the casual sneaker brand to adorn its slip-on and platform styles with phrases reading “Pretty Powerful” and “Good-Hearted Woman,” among others. The shoes, which are sold on Keds.com, come in four colorways at prices from $64.95 to $69.95.
Feb. 4, 2020: Sanuk is once again partnering with the legendary rock band Grateful Dead for a collection of comfort-driven psychedelic styles for men, women and kids. The series includes updates to the Yoga Sling 2, Furreal Classic flip-flop, Donna and Vagabond Surfer styles; the new styles build from the first collection, which debuted in April 2019. For the first time, a kids’ style, the Walker, is being included; it shows the signature Grateful Dead dancing bears. Retail prices range from $36 to $60. The line is available on Sanuk.com through April 1, then in retail stores.
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