As these last few nights of summer wind down we found ourselves basking in a smorgasbord of hors d’oeuvres from My Two Cents LA, cold beverages from New Castle & New Amsterdam vodka and live music by Suitman, Mathieu Schreyer, DJ Jules, and DJ Hiro NYC at Our Favorite Shop for the intimate premier of the Clae Footwear x Steven Alan collaboration kick off party. Tastemakers all over Los Angeles vibed and shopped around for some limited-edition releases of Clae’s next level shoe game. This leading footwear brand took a popularly casual mid-top shoe, the ‘Strayhorn Vibrams’ and treated it to a spa day makeover with a newly pioneered edge of grizzly chic durability. In case you missed the rare collab event, don’t sweat it, there are still some shoes available in deep navy and gravel gray. With only 300 made in each color technique, they are guaranteed to run out quickly, so be sure to get your hands on these rugged stompers ASAP, here.
Rod from Steven Alan flexin’ the gravel gray
It’s not often you get to release a capsule collection with your former teacher. Los Angeles-based George Esquivel and former mentor Tommy Hilfiger collaborate on a shoe collection hitting Hilfilger stores this September 1st. Having first met when Esquivel was nominated for the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, the two first featured their new loafers in Hilfiger’s Fall 2013 show.
This limited-edition collection features of brogue and loafers hand-crafted in California in Esquivel’s LA studio, with locally sourced leathers and materials.
These antique-washed shoes will feature perforated detailing, bright outsoles, and hand-appliqued logos. Each pair of shoes will retail for $399 and come with dust bags with red, white, blue, and brown laces in a numbered box.