Monday, April 9, 2012

BORN, BORN CROWN, ISOLA, SÖFFT Women's Footwear Spring/Fall 2012

Garment District, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard


H H Brown's comfort brands takes a fashion forward step for Fall 2012...with three of its collections- Born, Born Crown, Isolá and Söftt serving up wearable styles that have a lot going for them, visually speaking.

At a recent editor's preview....we first took in the Born and tad more sophisticated-urbn street chic- Born Crown collections including the Spring 2012 samples available now.

Belinda full grain leather upper/lining in pretty colors

Metallic leathers--Albright-Born Crown
Loved-the leather flower petals slip-ons-that are adorable without sacrificing any of the  durability and exceptional cushioning properties that we associate with Born---as well as the use of top quality materials.

Shay-espadrilles sporty in solid or stripped fabrics

Clogs and mules get updated with zip details, stacked heels and narrower lasts for a more sleek modern look.

Reflecka-fun-decorative raffia wrapped wedge-ethnic boho chic with a strappy leather upper


A Born claim to fame-the polyurethane outsoles that absorb impact, grip, and are durable.

Lace-ups inspired by mens' Derbys-Oaklyn saddle shoes-full grain metallic or burnished full grain leather upper,---Joely full grain leather or metallic leather upper-both with leather lining






FALL 2012-

BORN CROWN has these dark brown/black suede over the knee kickers (Lotta $285)  are destined to be worn A LOT.
Virginia $260 lace-up Victorian inspired boot-Ismelda $165 -equestrian jodpher style boot w/punch out details, nice brown finish

Iselle $295 asymmetrical zipper with cute buckle strap





Kylin $140 solid heel tassel pump/loafer hybrid 

Kylie and Roslyn Bootie-$185

Jamal $210 multiple buckles easy side zipper for easy on/off

Niala $140 staple work shoe-can go with jeans too.

Aletta (left-$175) 


Arline $150
Menswear inspired oxfords and flats-are still popular...
Lamm ($150-left) Agatha ($150-right)


tuck leggings into these-Cady $260

Olana $275
Born crown manages to give the wedge a new lease on life-in boots, Mary-Jane style she and booties-in nice jewel tones.
Lusi $155

Jeda $165

$165

mad for plaid-chic blend of plaid and suede with a feminine velvet bow.







Stowaway snake print ballet flat $130

Velvet is a winter fabric---and is put to good use in solids and pretty prints in a take on the classic Belgian slipper.

Samella-right $140-alos in gray plaid too

Brigid $160 plaid velvet

mod go go boots for the 21st century









ISOLÁ
 "Sexy, confident, inspired..."feminine and glammy for sure...yet Isolá fits the HH Brown comfort mission with dual density  (impact latex/cushioning foam) construction built in- and Grade A buff leather with TPU inserts or total TPU outsoles that absorb shock and protect one's investment...





summer sandals-Madra in fun croc  or snake embossed leather

Peeptoe Dela-gold foil metallic

Oasis snake print wedge sandal

Tory-esque (or C Wonder?) Dore patent prrptoe-with grosgrain ribbon detail

ballet flats Brit





Loved-these gladiator style sandals and rope wedge -stunning from any angle.

Adriel

Adina


Olencia



Olencia in bold color block patent

Alary-patent and bold hardware-gold tip insole makes pedis look even better

Coral

Blanca-patent suede high heel-delicate buckles ankle cuff-love.
Truthfully-our latest obsession....these spike heel suede or leather boots with front knee cuff, metal/leather trim detail
-fantastic in any color suede.



There was plenty to love for Fall 2012...booties in textured leather, metallic---and glazed leather.

Flats, booties, boots, open toe pumps---all perfect for fashion mavens who don't want to be crippled---with close to spike heels that are actually tolerable for those of us who are on our feet for hours...

height with comfort-the wedge.....with a neat chevron middle seam detail

mixed textures on the uppers and the heels-


open toe suede...nice snake print trim on the outsole....






Balta- a carry over that gets refreshed in black snake print for Spring 2012---and metallics and suede for all 2012




Vaguely scandinavian sounding---Söftt is a new to us but apparently is a huge seller at Nordstrom's---as it is known for its high style with lots of comfort---in a huge range of sizes and widths too.








This was a daily big collection-with a lot of on-trend shoes and boots---and clo/mule-a style we love as it is so easy to wear and get some height, without feeling like we are scaling a mountain.






side pocket detail on a slight wedge leather boot-tuck jeans/leggings into these---



perforated suede boots-can wear these all year round

love these---mdern not clunky-with clog's benefits like all day comfort


Mary jane with a button snap ...cute




another look we love...side zip, solid rubber soles make theses practical, uppers-in leather, contrast stitching...make them stylish