It's familiar-yet always -there is something astonishingly completely new-at the Frye showroom in midtown.
Amazing-how this label has soared upwards in terms of design of footwear and accessories ---and all that continues on ---as seen at the Spring 2012 media preview-that did not disappoint.
|Handbags, crossbodies, totes|
Far from it-we were so wowed---we get how one has to make the Frye Soho store-a "must" when in NYC-to see the collection in person.
|Corrina Cross Stitch|
Women's and men's selections -from the classic profiles of the Campus boots-to more dressy options-that maybe one would not think "Frye"---yet-unmistakably-have the company imprint---whether the leather used, heel profile, or literally-on the footbeds/outsoles.
|Janna Flower T|
Alessia Leaf Sling
Spring 2012 had several style stories---including leather sneakers (pictured above), wovens...flats/ballet shoes, cnavas/leather mixed material kickers (men), oxfords-in terrific southwest colors (Blood Red)...and our two fav for gals-the use of agate stone as embellishment---and an entire antique/distressed white collection.
|woven style wallabees---dorky made fashion-y with pretty color options|
What jumped out immediately for us-are the colors available-from pale pastels to tinged leathers-like this terrific coral tone.
|What makes Frye sandals special-details like -leather heels|
Leather lifestyle sneakers-are always popular...with white rubber soles.
Slip-ons in soft leather-with the option of 'converting' into a slide---
|stitched leather flats---quality is outstanding|
Gals get some menswear inspirations---but in lady like shades.
|Mens inspired lace-ups for women|
The stacked Maggie Oxford -stacked heel lace-ups are so versatile-available in assorted colors with an antique polish-can wear with jeans, dresses/skirts-wardrobe basics.
|wovens on stacked cork platforms|
|Ramsey woven peep toe-cut-outs-basket weave sandals another top pick|
|Another great Frye detail---|
|Emma Woven Ballet|
|we liked these a lot-rubber soles on a woven flat-driver syle|
The braided trim make these platforms special-all leather uppers.
|Woven oxfords -very labor intensive|
|Madison Agate Stone|
Our fav-the agate stone used as the centerpiece of an upper. Good thing we are not sample size-would have walked out in these. Braided trims, beauty of the stones...on elegant heels---ankle straps hit the ankle just so....
|Reese Agate Stone|
|metallic ballet flats|
|labor intensive-woven oxford|
Frye boots get a refresh----wovens in a stacked heel are great---these pull-on and add a pop to our basic denim/tee shirt uniform.
|Carmen woven short|
|Camera bag style-we think this would be a great travel hauler too|
|Kira-perforated slips- leathers|
|two tone braids|
|Mary Jane style Carson T straps-get the woven touch|
|Braided T Ballet|
Frye boots-braid harness---we wold find a way to wear these everyday.
Always big sellers-boots in iconic styles---always for sale in different tones.
|Loved the roughed up look of these boots-with graduated tonal changes|
We breezed through the men's selections----but noticed many wearable lace-ups---with classic oxford/derby styling-that are casual enough for weekend wear too.
Liked how the Frye logo-gets stamped on the upper...subtle.
Lug soles---year round options in a traditional work boot profile.
|rough/smooth leather mix|
Canvas and leather mix of materials in neutral tones---major style for Spring 2012.
Slip-ons-male versions of the perforated leather
Boat shoes---in woven leather
|crepe soles---darkened toe caps---contrast laces...never boring|
|Stitched heel-a detail of a well made shoe|
|roomy "man" bags|
|our top pick for guys-are the slip-ons-so elegant yet simple|
|fancy engineer style workboots|
|high polish-two buckled lickers|
Two tone boat shoes that are lace-ups too--non marking outsoles---
|Canvas and leather uppers-|