One of the most popular denim retailers, True Religion, is expanding. The brand will join other premium denim brands, such as 7 for All Mankind, by recently announcing that they will be adding footwear to their collection.
The footwear collection is slated to launch for Spring 2011 with 30 styles. The first collection will focus on timeless style and the hippie bohemian chic flair. Featuring embellished flats, braided wedges and stilettos, made from neutral leathers, brown vachettas, nude baby calf and tan nubuck. Also, metallic leathers, patent leathers and bright exotic skins will be used to accessorize the neutrals and make them stand out.
True Religion has coupled with Titan industries, a footwear company, to materialize this vision. Titan CEO, Joe Ouaknine explained “True Religion Brand Jeans is a designer brand with a specific vision, differentiated design aesthetic, and a very loyal customer. In re-launching the women’s collection, we see a multi-faceted opportunity to create fashionable ready-to-wear footwear for the True Religion Brand Jeans customer as well as a broader audience of consumers. We look forward to helping True Religion Brand Jeans expand into a global lifestyle brand and footwear powerhouse.”
The collection will be sold in major department stores as well as specialty retailers. Prices will range from $125-$250.
Article from Marketwatch.com
I recently came across a post about these jeans on the Huffington Post. They are a pair of jeans by the Japanese brand Facetasm. I find these jeans to be wrong on all counts. Yeah I understand the whole “we need to take more fashion risks.” But is this really a style that anyone is going to wear? I think even the “Queen” of crazy fashion at the moment herself Lady Gaga wouldn’t even be caught in these. But then again she might… you never know with Gaga. She may turn in the underwear and fishnets for denim one day.
I just find the proportions to be all wrong, which is obvious. You just don’t design a pair of half-and-half jeans (skinny being one half and the other being a boyfriend fit). It is just not a good look. The belts on the waistband I also find to be a problem and the crotch is just so unbelievable that I have nothing to say. But… I am going to leave this post on a positive note. I really like the wash of these, I think the fading and whiskering is amazing. They look very well-aged to me. What do you readers think of them?
Halle Berry shows off her new shorter hairstyle as she spends the day with her daughter, Nahla. She and Nahla spent the day at the Ringling Brothers Circus in LA. It’s amazing how much Nahla is starting to look like her mother don’t you think? She is such a gorgeous little girl! She’s also quite stylish, with her little dress, her cardigan and those little gladiator sandals.
Her mother also looked chic in a pair of Wildfox Couture jeans. Halle is wearing Wildfox’s The Biker Jean in Denim. These jeans are part of the brand’s current collection. I love this version’s take on the biker jean trend. The knees only have subtle seams, so they’re not over the top and it looks very flattering. You can buy these jeans on the Wildfox Couture’s website for $189.
Here is another new style for the men to try out. 7 For all Mankind have come out with the “Dagger” fit, which is a loose tapered jean. These are a more exaggerated version of their “Jared” fit. It is looser in the hips and smaller at the bottom, much like its namesake, a dagger. I like the simple detailing on these jeans, they are really great. The back pockets are simple but by tilting the fabric a bit to the side gives that great detail without putting a lavish logo design. They also only have one flap. Which is really on trend with the missing pocket details.
I also think the slim trouser like style is great too. You would be able to dress them up or wear them casually around town. Especially in the dark wash, called Nustone, that it comes in. They also look like really great pants to just lounge in. The fabric looks really lightweight. You can purchase these at 7 For All Mankind for $178.