With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The artisan and his craft are not ordinary creatures. The essence of artisan work relies on dedication and a precision requiring a focus not common in a modern, industrial economy, if it were ever common at all.
The gentleman’s driver, a shoe often cited as a must-have staple, is getting personal.
Intersecting planes of unfinished plywood, fluorescent fixtures, and unsheetrocked walls define the new Feit footwear boutique.
It seems more often than not, great ideas are born out of casual conversations between friends. Such was the case for Aynsley Wintrip Harris and Christine Carlton.
It’s raining on Edgardo Osorio’s first visit to Vancouver. “I think even on a rainy day, you can spice things up with a great pair of shoes,” says the founder of the glamorous women’s footwear brand Aquazzura. Osorio creates shoes that are as comfortable as they are sexy.
Norwegian brand Fimbulvetr (pronounced fim-bull-vet-her, meaning “the great winter” in Old Norse) set out to redesign a centuries-old technology: snowshoes.
A dark forest, a water-laden catwalk, and a disappearing magic act: these were elements present at the Hunter Original autumn/winter 2014 show during London Fashion Week. The first-ever runway collection for Hunter boasts not only their claim-to-fame boots, but also new handbags and outerwear as well.
One day, a young ballerina came to Madame Repetto with a personal request. The 22-year-old blonde was about to make a movie and wished for ballet shoes in glamorous red. The young danseuse was none other than Brigitte Bardot; the film was And God Created Woman.