After seeing a pair of Swarovski encrusted New Balance sneakers, captured via Instagram at last week’s CFDA Awards, I was immediately inspired to DIY my own. I loved how simple the shoes looked – with just the logo covered in subtly colored rhinestones. So why not bling out my recently purchased Nike high tops?!
While designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville chose to go themeless for their resort collection for Rag & Bone, they let the signature boy-meets-girl tailoring to shine through in a navy, charcoal, bordeaux, and fire engine red. We’re loving the abundance of leather in the collection and the velvet track pants, with military braiding down the side, and coats, with zipper details, are just a glimpse of the supreme craftsmanship we have grown to love from Rag & Bone over the seasons.
Kimberly Wu, an automobile designer, started Building Block with her sister Nancy as a side project. The first collection of minimal yet stylishly practical bags was first launched in spring of 2012. Constructed with details like rubber shoulder straps, soft leather tassels, and actual wood building blocks, I think these bags are so beautiful and unique. I can’t wait to see more from these extremely talented ladies!