Giving leather a rest, brands turned to linen, denim and most notably, printed textiles to add a jolt of newness to their Spring ’14 collections at the June FFANY show in New York. Prints spanned photo-real galactic scenes and plumes of peacock feathers to modern interpretations of tie-dye. And on classic silhouettes like a two-piece flat from Chinese Laundry and ballerinas at Hush Puppies to CMerit’s old-school hi-tops and vulcanized loafers, these prints provided a pop of color and freshness to otherwise basic footwear.
Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari feted the launch of her capsule collection with Chinese Laundry last Wednesday at Avenue in New York. The six styles in a mostly pastel palette span embellished flats to party-perfect stilettos and will be available for spring.
FP: What inspired the collection?
KC: I just wanted to do a line that I loved and that represented my style at affordable prices.
FP: You’ve been in the public eye for 9 years. How has your style evolved since your Laguna Beach days?