Trendspotting: August 2017
The hottest hues, silhouettes, materials and add-ons for Spring ’18.
The New Bohemians
Western and Boho elements meld together in an authentic Americana blend rich in details and brewing with classic looks for spring.
Three veteran executives take the reins of three classic American brands, detailing their plans, outlining their unique strengths and defining why they are dream jobs.
Bold patterns, unexpected materials, color pops and hybrid silhouettes: The classic deck show is reinvented.
Parisian women look haute in the hot weather.
The Shoe Saviour
Bruce Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard, on how the company’s old-fashioned approach to designing shoes and building a brand is a blast from the past that’s taking the market by storm.
Be True to You
Sari Ratsula, president of Seychelles Imports, reflects on a life’s journey filled with opportunities, unexpected challenges and the sweet rewards of overcoming them.
Spendthrift, entrepreneurial and smartphone-obsessed, here’s how to best reach this throwback generation.
Spanning the extremes of peak performance to casual bliss, leading outdoor brands offer a broad range of styles for Spring ’18.
Designers look through rose-colored glasses this Spring.
This Just In
As temperatures rise, New Yorkers take to the streets in dresses, separates and sneakers.
The classic hue takes its turn in the spotlight for spring.
The tectonic shifts rumbling through the retail landscape in the past year were earthshaking enough, but these past few weeks …
This Just In
Manhattan’s dapper dudes choose sneakers to pair with suits and slacks.
More than a year after being named president of Dansko, Jim Fox details the delicate balance needed to succeed in today’s topsy-turvy retail landscape.
Well, the latest quarterly sales reports came in and—surprise—department stores took another drubbing. The figures were “WannaCry”-like with comparable store …
Kevin Bosco, president of Bos. & Co.—distributors of Fly London and makers of Softinos and a namesake brand—on building a wholesale business the old-fashioned way: through great products and loyal relationships.
Gary Hauss, the self-proclaimed Godfather of Shoes and owner of the J.Stephens chain, recognizes the importance of tenacity, loyalty and, most of all, family.
Elizabeth Todd, owner of The Shoe Hive, generates a steady buzz thanks to her sharp eye for spotting the latest trends that keep a swarm of customers returning time and again.
Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s kaleidoscopic vision has taken footwear fashion by storm, spawning a wave of imitators and redefining luxury styling.
This Just In
Towering flatforms give New Yorkers a fashionable boost for spring.
Best in ShowAugust 18, 2017
The winners of the best booths (Glass Slipper Awards) at this week’s FN Platform show in Las Vegas are…
Most Innovative …
Bearpaw’s Parent Company to Introduce First Cost DivisionAugust 16, 2017
Romeo & Juliette, parent company of Bearpaw, is launching a First Cost division in an effort to expand on its services and offer …» Read More…
Docs Rocks Lazy Oaf Collab
Indie label Lazy Oaf’’s playful designs are incorporated into Dr. Marten’s classic silhouettes, a reworked 1461 3-eye shoe and creeper boot. Polkadot hearts adorn …» Read More…
Umbro Launches New Campaign Featuring U.S. Soccer Star Ashlyn HarrisAugust 15, 2017
Iconix Brand Group and Umbro have teamed on a multi-year deal with U.S. National Women’s Team member Ashlyn Harris, revealing her first …» Read More…
Timberland Debuts Experiential Store FormatAugust 7, 2017
Similar to Story, a New York-based retail concept that completely transforms with a new theme every few months, Timberland is introducing Tree …» Read More…
Aetrex Re-Launches Foot.com Health Info SiteAugust 5, 2017
Aetrex Worldwide re-launched Foot.com with the purpose of establishing the most comprehensive forum for updated information on foot health available on the …» Read More…