Cole Haan has created a new active lifestyle collection called StudioGrand.The newest collection includes footwear, outerwear, bags, sunglasses, an umbrella and a yoga mat. While the footwear collection highlights its pack-and-go trainer because of a special lightweight foam that is used for all-day standing comfort, the line also includes a floral embossed sneaker, a packable ballet flat and a breathable knit trainer. The line is geared for functionality and ease in traveling for the woman who is on the go.David Maddocks, chief marketing officer and general manager of business development at Cole Haan, said, “StudioGrand was born out of a need for style and substance in and out of the studio. We have collaborated with extraordinary women, like Sara Mearns, who demand more out of their feet than anyone, to create a collection for the multifaceted woman constantly moving between the various studios of her life.”Mearns is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet company. Others who are part of the marketing campaign include Coco Rocha, model and owner of NoMad Management, and Sarah Larson Levey, cofounder and chief executive officer of Y7 Studio.Cole Haan said it collaborated with outdoor apparel and equipment firm Mountain Hardwear for the outerwear. The collection’s synchronized sweater is crafted from reclaimed wool and includes dolman sleeves and a subtle reflective detail for visibility, while the stow-away parka, at 7 ounces, folds into its own pocket for travel. A toggle switch converts the water-resistant duffel from a satchel into a larger duffel bag. And the travel umbrella can withstand wind tunnels tested at speeds up to 55 miles an hour, Cole Haan said.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive