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MANITOBAH MUKLUKS Fall 2013-Boots/Moccasins, Accessories

W Hotel, NYC

Canada's Aboriginal owned, Manitobah Mukluks hosted a slew of media types recently to intro the footwear label.




The Burton snowboard boots collab (read about it hear)...may get this company some so deserved attention---- maybe almost as much buzzy accolades as when the style/model icon Kate Moss ignited when she wore-and was pictured in- the  --- Charcoal grey Snowy Owl pom- pom trimmed boots-pictured above.












Founded in 1997-the collection features mukluks with 100% genuine sheepskin footbeds and outsoles of Vibram®'s rubber that holds up to cold and urban streets...


 Our favs-the Storyboots-replicas of Manitobah Mukluks' commissioned original handcrafted footwear dubbed the Storybook Project" ---that employs elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasin in the traditional ways.


 The artisan collection with hand beaded details-is inspired by the patterns of the traditionally rich craft culture of Native Canadian Aboriginals.










SIA SNOWDOWN Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Ripzone, Powder Room Krimson Klover, Transpack

SIA SNOWDOWN Media Event, NYC

Part 5











Snowboard and action sports apparel labels-the Canadian- Ripzone™ and Powder Room™---are new to us-so -all looks fresh-but apparently there's a re-design of the company branding for this year's efforts.
First up were jackets from the they, high performing Triology™ Collection using Outlast® technology for moisture management/temperature controlling par excellence...meaning ability to store excess heat and 'return it' when the wearer needs it-like when sitting on a freezing cold chair lift that's stalled cause someone was updating their FB page instead of getting off the lift.

Other collections-the X5™ inspired by team riders---insulated using Primaloft® Eco insulation (made form re-cycled plastic)-with Canadian heritage references...and the lifestyle, streetwear  flavored Verso™ line.


















The highlight though-EZ---this AMAZING tribute jacket to the Canadian band RUSH...varsity-cut off jean vest style...with simulated leather jacket …