As New York Style Week resumes its in-person season for spring ’22, so have its footwear collaborations. Previously, partnerships have run the gamut, from Ugg appearances at Eckhaus Latta to Teva takeovers on the likes of Anna Sui, Jonathan Cohen and extra. Then there have been the ultra-glam collabs from years previous, together with Giuseppe Zanotti with Christian Cowan, Christian Louboutin with Naeem Khan, and Manolo Blahnik with Carolina Herrera and plenty of extra. In a metropolis the place footwear manufacturing is the exception, NYFW’s shoe collaborations have turn out to be one thing of a practice.
This season, the collaborations are a bit extra surprising — and partnered with new names and rising designers. Right here, a take a look at the footwear collabs populating New York Style Week’s spring ’22 season.
Brother Vellies and Sergio Hudson
After making history dressing both Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama for the Presidential Inauguration in January, Hudson saved his momentum going with a see-now, buy-now fall ’21 exhibiting on Thursday that featured extra of his mixture energy suiting and body-conscious attire, paired with matching knee boots and ankle wrap pumps, performed by designer Aurora James’s Brother Vellies. And true to Hudson’s buy-now mannequin, the footwear are additionally now obtainable on the Brother Vellies website.
George Esquivel and An Solely Little one
L.A.’s resident footwear maestro lent his experience to Maxwell Osborne’s assortment debut of An Solely Little one. For his new line, the Public College co-founder paired colourful, barely retro sportswear-driven separates with a number of Esquivel’s males’s oxfords and girls’s loafers, lots of which have been paired with striped athletic crew socks in white.
Clergerie and Gabriela Hearst
In a spring ’22 assortment that went even deeper on artisan craftsmanship, Hearst tapped French heritage footwear maison Clergerie and its artistic director David Tourniaire to to create a collection of footwear utilizing the model’s signature raffia and cork (a fabric Hearst has already employed in her personal footwear for its environmentally low affect) that punctuated her knitwear-heavy assortment.
Expensive Frances and Jason Wu
For the second season in a row, Wu went to designer Jane Frances of Dear Frances to create footwear for his assortment. Final season, it was a collection of brightly coloured boots to match his assertion coats and floaty attire. This season, Frances created a collection of super-strappy sandals — principally flat and seashore trip prepared — to enhance the floaty (equally vacay acceptable floral frocks.
Teva and John Fleuvog with Anna Sui
Anna Sui’s obsession with Teva has been obvious for just a few years now, with the designer sending a brand new model of the game sandal down the runway (for spring ’20, she took the collaboration even additional, partnering with Liberty London on a particular print to go together with the Flatform Common model. Sui continued the collaboration (this time with raffia flowers) and in addition went again to John Fleuvog, one other frequent footwear collaborator, for a collection of fluorescent loafers, sandals and the Canadian shoe designer’s signature Munster heels.
Keep tuned for updates on extra footwear collaborations from New York Style Week’s spring ’22 season.