Jenni Peters, owner of Varsity Sports, tells us what’s hot in South Louisiana.
Adidas has poached three top Nike footwear designers as part of its plan to open a Brooklyn Creative Studio in New York City. In a statement issued by Adidas America, the company said the studio, expected to open in 2015, “will drive design direction for the brand and elevate the company’s direct interaction with consumers.”
Billed as an order-writing show, Offprice returned to the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas on Aug. 16-19 and continued to impress, according to CEO Stephen Krogulski. Retailer attendance totaled 10,600, with 900 traveling from overseas to scour the 131,000-square-foot show floor for apparel and shoes priced 20 to 70 percent below wholesale. “Over the past 40 shows, Offprice has become more than a show. It’s a community,” says Krogulski. The next edition of Offprice hits Vegas on Feb. 15-18, 2015.
Ruthie Davis named Footwear Designer of the Year by the AAFA at the 36th Annual American Image Awards.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) named Ruthie Davis Footwear Designer of the Year at its 36th Annual American Image Awards last night at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. “It is a huge honor to be listed amongst past recipients of these awards such as John Bartlett, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta.
Turning 30 is a milestone in anyone’s life, but the impending transition from the carefree 20s is enough to spark an existential crisis in even the most self-assured among us. Not so for Seychelles. The Los Angeles-based brand is celebrating its milestone by releasing a carefully curated group of four footwear styles that embody its vintage-loving roots.