markets
markets

Women's Buzz: Guillaume Hinfray, Camper and More

Cuff Luck... Hot Off The Press... Faux Sure... The New Throwback... To Hella & Back...

markets/news
View Slideshow

Cuff Luck
Milan-based footwear designer Guillaume Hinfray, known for his signature body-piercing design accents, is branching into leather jewelry with a collection of cuffs. The chunky bracelets, available in black, light-brown and cognac-brown, are crafted from supple calf leather and adorned with antique brass buckles. They will be sold exclusively on Guillaumehinfray.com for $98 beginning later this month.

Hot Off the Press
Greenwich, Conn.-based All Black footwear is reinventing its Hot News style for fall. The shoes — crafted from recycled Chinese-language newspapers that are woven into a lattice pattern and dipped in plastic for weather protection and durability — will now come in a patent cap-toe ballet look with black patent trim. The company hopes it will attract a more fashion-forward crowd than its predecessor, which launched for spring ’09. The fall style, available for $110, will appear at select independent retailers.

Faux Sure
New York-based 80/20 is introducing a lower-priced item. Its Ruby boot will sell for $99 at select independent retailers and e-tailers this fall (comparable leather boots from the company sell for $198). The lower price is thanks to the firm’s first venture into synthetic materials. Available in black, chocolate, navy and cognac-brown, the boot is constructed using polyurethane and features a stretch-elastic band at the top of the shaft, for tall or slouched wear.

The New Throwback

New York-based designer Lawrence “XL” Gay is spinning things back to the 1980s with his new footwear line, Xllent Shoes. The China-made collection, inspired by 1980s rock ’n’ roll and hip-hop track suits, is launching for fall ’09 and includes seven styles of zipper-embellished pumps (at left) and mid-calf boots. Gay, who has freelanced for Nine West and Steve Madden, debuted his line during New York Fashion Week in a runway collaboration with clothing designer Richie Rich. The collection is set to retail for $150 to $250 at independent boutiques, including New York-based Shoegasm.

To Hella & Back
Mallorca, Spain-based Camper recently tapped well-known furniture and textile designer Hella Jongerius to create two collections for fall ’10 and summer ’10. Jongerius started with four iconic Camper styles — Pelotas, Peu Cami (at left), Imar and Brothers — and added contrast color patterns, perforated details and elastic laces to update the classic looks. The shoes will retail from $175 to $215 and will be available at select specialty stores and Camper locations.

View Slideshow
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

LatestPublications
getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false