Christian Louboutin’s first Canadian flagship arrives this week.
When it comes to handcrafting high-quality custom footwear, Poppy Barley retains an old-fashioned approach.
“My house was on top of my father’s factory, which was kind of a playground for me,” explains designer Gianvito Rossi. “The shoes, heels, leathers, were like Lego to me. They were like toys.”
Most of Australia doesn’t get much in the way of snow or slush, but Blundstone leather boots can thankfully withstand both.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Eighty-Five shoe, J.Crew has partnered with Onitsuka Tiger to release two new outdoor-inspired colourways.
“I’m still on cloud nine,” Paul Andrew admits, smiling as he sits in the plush surroundings of a quiet corner of the Room at Hudson’s Bay, referencing his CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund win. “But I can already see so much has changed with the business.”
In 1990, Métis entrepreneur Sean McCormick opened a trading post in Winnipeg with his sister, Heather, specializing in tanned leather for mukluks and moccasins. This culminated in the creation of Aboriginal-owned contemporary footwear brand Manitobah Mukluks.
The idea that inspired Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, was simple: to start a company that, for every pair of shoes sold, would give a complimentary pair to someone in need—one for one.