Hello-Hello, happy Tuesday to everyone. We are brief today, with only a few tidbits to share. The first involves a footwear company we weren’t familiar with, JP Crickets.
The line features Italian-made footwear with a focus on collegiate licensed merchandise, they also offer monogrammed footwear.
Launched about a year ago, the company has grown a strong following. The shoes are already showing up at functions like Princeton Reunions weekend, below we see one Tiger sporting a pair ten days ago.
There are also styles highlighting the US Naval Academy and US Military Academy.
We love the touch of whimsy on the sole.
There are men’s and women’s collections, below we share a pair that we might see one day on a darling blogger we adore.
Our other item is a quick snapshot of two Resort 2013 collections. We have previously noted how “resort” has grown in importance for designers, it is no longer a throwaway collection created merely to goose sales, many companies are doing enormous resort groups.
Ralph Lauren has not done one of those large collections, more from Women’s Wear Daily:
After being absent from the pre-collection schedule for years, Ralph Lauren decided that this season called for a little extra love and excitement. Thus, the impromptu presentation staged Monday at his Seventh Avenue showroom.
Here are a few styles, also via WWD.
Showing resort styles in 95° heat doesn’t bother me, it’s showing heavy wools and tweeds that might feel oppressive. Back to the WWD review:
Because of the mood in Europe, I thought it was time to do something happy and strong,” said Lauren, before introducing the lineup based on the house standards of simplicity and elegance, with several major jolts of color.
We like happy colors. Below we show some of the more muted tones shown yesterday.
Kate Spade’s Resort collection was revealed in an unusual way, via Brad Goreski’s Tumblr blog.
As always with Kate Spade, the collection offers classic cuts with bold pops of color.
Your faithful correspondent is a little gaga over some of the designs. (Cough-cough.)
On those fun image we say g’bye until next time!