Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DONALD PLINER & LISA for DONALD PLINER FALL/WINTER 2010



and.....MEN's: DONALD J PLINER and DONALD BY DONALD J. PLINER

FIFTH AVENUE, NYC


WORDS/IMAGES JUDITH ECOCHARD/LYRAMAG






SPRING 2010 AVAILABLE NOW....







Words/Images Judith Ecochard/Lyramag

It’s amazes us how season after season, Donald Pliner…and his wife Lisa--- with her own very different collection-- manage to cobble out new styles and eye candy twists on popular peds--- that make our hearts beat a little faster…with each preview.

































White Washed Suede-Mustard 



















































Lucky us, we had an extensive chat with the Mrs. during our visit…












We took what he’s (DP) about but we made it a new baby,” she told us about her HOT HOT HOT collection for Fall 2010.

It doesn’t matter how old you are…Lisa for Donald Pliner is a shoe for all ages…and about having your own style…like Gwen Stefani, a working mom…they are role models.”

So true…but also, the Lisa for Donald Pliner customer has attitude and sass.

IAGO... we would wear these every day ($250)






“My toe is more extreme,”















































































...a structural bump that we think elongates the foot in an elegant way. And many of the soles are green--- and this we love…the traffic lug sole…that are urban friendly for walkers!












Plus, Pliner was doing the stacked hidden wedge/platform heel, giving gals height comfortably...way before any other line we ever previewed.

Highlights for us…


The distressed suede over the knee…great with denim or with office attire.

The classic booties in a earthy tone but taken “more bike-ish” with welting inside.







A classic pump gets roughed up a but with studs.

“It’s fun,” Pliner noted, And the basic black pump has a removable ankle strap.













The wedges that are popular now…usually weigh a ton. But Lisa’s are nearly weightless!!!!!

White Washed Suede-Graphite Black


There’s a tractor sole, studded (“great with jeans,”) and in leather materials for Fall.














































Since boots are all seasons now…we favor the stretch materials that crop up in Pliner offerings. L for DP have some of the best EVER.

Check out the studded backs….the Fabian.


And water resistant too. IMHO: you can tell these kickers are designed by a female.

Biker boots get the gggrrrllll. With a high heel with just amount of pitch, studded, and a peep toe...
















































BBB-WW Calf-Black




They’re sexy and are sturdy---made for walkin'.








There’s also a flat version in a crepe sole.







































































Some women we know only wear flats. They would do well to check out these mustard shade peds….with a hidden wedge insole for support.









































Wash Buffalo/Oilskin





TOP PICK: We wanted to walk out with the biker boots---‘smokin’ hot’---- over the knee …yes the peeper toe is HOT….but we loved the closed version with the studs that come through the leather.






































































Barco

















































































"Texas girl that I am,” Pliner said…there’s cowboy kickers too.







“But, it’s made sexier with different details…a crepe sole…that’s very light.”

Also…the “flower child” kick out boot….





































































Other popular tones for Fall 2010:

White washed leather that is really a scrubbed suede, for texture.
















































































And braids and studs…”fun," urban easy…throw it on and go.


And with the studded, buckled Boots---“…if it doesn’t work with jeans today, it’s not going to work, “ Pliner opined (correctily, IMHO).









“Who we are, what we like, there’s not an age on that. Every material has it’s own story.”



































STUDDED MULTI-STRAP SANDALS YEAR ROUND- SHILOH $250









DONALD PLINER COLLECTION

Pliner has a big hit with the beaded clutches and shoes that are hand done in India…and are all variations on the rug runner in the Fifth Avenue corporate offices.

New styles for Fall 2010


Variations on ---the fur collection…with a special pulldown collar.















































STURAD and SONANA















































































































Lace/Crush Antique Metallic Collection



Python Print Velvet








Eartha-Panther Stretch Elastic in Gray/Espresso = breathable too. $295






Our favorite kickers fall into this textured collection..with zipper hardware details…with coordinated bags. And love this booties...with double buckles. The extras...make it. 




COBALT"YVES KLEIN"BLUE-BOLD



























































Kickers...over the knee and booty height with a  wide buckle--- make them sexy functional... distressed leather in all styles!






In addition to the shoes emblazoned with the Peace symbol with proceeds going for the
PEACE FOR THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION, founded by Donald and Lisa Pliner to aid kids in distressed areas of the world….





































































































There is quite the head turning grouping of peds for BULLETS FOR PEACE …which may or may not get passed airport security. What this organization does is take bullet casings, turn them into eye catching necklaces (and a dog tag)…and recycle them…for “BULLETS FOR PEACE RELOADING LIFE.” Founded by Israeli Rafi Anteby …the collections, (silver, “couture,” LED) ---Bullets for Peace necklaces donates some proceeds 12 charities with anti-violence goals/missions.

WOW…no wonder just about every name,  dropping celeb wears a piece for peace.












Now Donald Pliner has amazing peds in a unique collaboration…so the boots aren’t just knock-outs…they are comfortable too…

We say… get on the waiting list now. Deliveries anticipated in late summer…so you’ll have to wait until then “to walk for peace.”







BEADED "ETHNIC" ALWAYS IN STYLE.






































































INFO: THE OFFICIAL DONALD PLINER SITE FOR INFO, E-COMMERCE and STORE LOCATOR: DONALD PLINER
















MEN's: DONALD J PLINER and DONALD BY DONALD J. PLINER

 DJP has two collections of men's footwear...




The higher end DONALD J PLINER, "Made in the Mountains of Italy"--- have styles for all occasions...including masculine beaded slip-ons. 

Lug soles, 


lace ups---a handsome take on outerwear for urban lifestyles...always in style!

EMERIK $298.00


LEITH $325








CLYDE2-SA Suede Patent




Vintage Suede $415










                                                                     Vintage Suede---both at $298

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DONALD BY DONALD J. PLINER...



BRAD- Pebble Grain $150





BEY-BU-Burnished Suede $190







Terrific price points...with loafers and office perfect slip-ons starting at $130 and boots...hip  variations on the classic chuka ---in vintage suede of brushed bay calf...at $185 and $160 respectively. WOW.

Why we love up close and personal visits...IMHO---the soles of the shoes, never pictured in print reads...are always seen in real life.





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