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THE 36th ANNUAL FNAAs via Olivia Myrtue by 360 Magazine

DUA LIPA AND BILLY WALSH

DUA LIPA AND BILLY WALSH TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE 36th ANNUAL FNAAs

The pop superstar and the longtime Puma collaborator, designer and songwriter are being honored for their Puma x Dua Lipa Flutur Drop 2 collection.

Christian Louboutin to Receive Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented by Idris Elba

WHAT:  Footwear News will present the winners of the 36th annual Footwear News

Achievement Awards (FNAAs), the footwear industry’s highest honor. For 36 years, the FNAAs— often called the Shoe Oscars — have celebrated the hit makers, style stars, best brand stories, ardent philanthropists, emerging talents, and industry veterans in footwear.

WHO:The 2022 FNAA winners are: 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Christian Louboutin   

·                     Collection of the Year:  Puma x Dua Lipa Flutur Drop 2

·                     Retailer of the Year: Kith   

·                     Designer of the Year: Amina Muaddi    

·                     Shoe of the Year: Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 by Virgil Abloh   

·                     Person of the Year: Dr. D’Wayne Edwards    

·                     Brand of the Year: Jordan Brand   

·                     Collaboration of the Year: Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock 

·                     Emerging Talent Award: Jessica Rich    

·                     Company of the Year: Skechers USA Inc. 

·                     Hall of Fame: Scott Meden   

·                     Launch of the Year: Lululemon   

·                     Hall of Fame: Diane Sullivan    

·                     Brand of the Year: Merrell

·                     Sustainability Leadership Award: Puma    

·                     Social Impact Award: Brandice Daniel 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, November 30, 2022

                                4:30 PM               Media Check-In

                                5:30 – 7:00 PM  Red Carpet Arrivals & Cocktails

                                7:00 – 9:00 PM  Dinner & Awards                             

WHERE: Cipriani South Street

                    10 South Street

SOCIAL MEDIA:    #FNAA2022     @footwearnews

*More announcements on the event and talent forthcoming.*

The event is supported by presenting sponsor Nordstrom.

About Footwear News  

Footwear News (FN) is the ultimate destination for industry insiders and shoe lovers alike. From power players to style stars, FN draws on more than seventy years of history to offer a feet-first look at what’s new and what’s next in shoes. Breaking the latest stories, offering expert analysis and on-trend seasonal coverage, FN is connecting readers to the topics that matter most. Led by an informed team of journalists, the site is your first stop for shoe news globally. With an eye for what’s next, the newsroom sets the tone feet first.  

LHCA × Textile Exchange: Definition of "Leather" via 360 MAGAZINE

LHCA × Textile Exchange: Definition of “Leather”

U.S. Leather Industry Applauds Adoption of ‘Leather’ Definition by Textile Exchange 

The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA), the trade body representing the U.S. hide, skin, and leather industry, applauds fashion industry standards and certification organization Textile Exchange for its recent adoption of an official definition of “leather” as a material created from the hide or skin of an animal. LHCA encourages other organizations and companies in the fashion and footwear sectors to follow suit in order to encourage increased transparency in materials labeling.

According to a statement issued to its membership on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, Textile Exchange adopted widespread legal terminology for the definition of ‘leather,’ noting that it is aligning  with the EU directive 94/11/EC, ISO 15115, and EN 15987:2015, which state that “leather” is defined as “a hide or skin with its original fibrous structure more or less intact and tanned so it does not rot.”  

“This is a significant step forward in market transparency and consumer labeling,” said Stephen Sothmann, President of the Leather and Hide Council of America. “For too long, fashion and footwear brands have hidden the true materials profile of their products from consumers by using ambiguous and misleading terms such as ‘vegan leather.’ We thank Textile Exchange for taking such an important step to promote truth in labeling and hope the organization’s member brands will embrace increased transparency in consumer marketing.”

Textile Exchange’s notice further stated “Materials that do not meet the definition above will not be described by Textile Exchange as leather, regardless of any past designation or common usage of the term.” This decision impacts the labeling of products on the market typically described a “vegan leather,” “mushroom leather,” “fruit leather,” and other derivatives made primarily of plastics, plants, fungi, and a wide range other materials that are often not disclosed to consumers.

A July 2022 consumer survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that 54% of consumers were confused by marketing terminology such as “vegan leather” and could not properly identify the material’s composition.    

ABOUT LHCA

The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) is a full-service industry trade association representing the entire U.S. leather supply chain, including meatpackers, hides and skins processors, traders, leather tanners, finished leather goods producers, footwear companies, and more.  The association provides its members with government, public relations, and international trade assistance and support. LHCA is a cooperator organization under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s foreign market development programs, assisting U.S. firms develop new markets for U.S. agricultural exports. 

Excited to share that Daniela Uribe, the luxury Latin-founded footwear brand, known for its size-inclusive and genderless styles, celebrated its second NYFW show with Flying Solo. Founded by Columbian native designer, Daniela Uribe Lopez, the brand is deeply rooted in inclusivity and re-establishes the paradigms of beauty and comfort offering styles in extending sizing to fit every gender.     Flying Solo showcases new talented and independent designers from across the globe at the annual fashion exhibition. During Saturday’s show, a selection of conceptual and fashionably utilitarian looks graced the runway including Daniela Uribe’s luxury styles in conjunction with clothing and accessory brands 831 MINHLE, Ventura, Georgina Jewelry, AURELIA ICARUS, LISA CHARMEL, and Hiromi Asai.    Daniela Uribe’s Collection stems from years of curated artistry involving the eclectic rhythm of embracing individuality while celebrating unison. The luxurious designs cross the border between nostalgic comfort and bold inspiration and meld the world between fashion and function. The styles shown include the brand's signature Be Yourself Pump features the sleek signature logo heel, Entwine Sandal, The Inclusiveness Bootie, Together We Can Sneaker, and The Love Yourself Pumps plated with gold hardware buckle and chain detailing. New iterations of the Love Yourself Pumps and Entwine Sandal, also graced the runway. The new styles from the upcoming collection and familiar crowd favorites shown at the Flying Solo NYFW Show will be available for purchase at Soho’s independent designer platform-brick-and-mortar, Flying Solo, and on the brand’s website for 360 Magazine  

DANIELA URIBE × FLYING SOLO

Daniela Uribe, luxury Latin-owned footwear brand, known for its size-inclusive and genderless styles, celebrated its second NYFW show with Flying Solo. Founded by Colombian native designer, Daniela Uribe Lopez, the brand is deeply rooted in inclusivity and re-establishes the paradigms of beauty and comfort offering styles in extending sizing to fit every gender.  

Flying Solo showcases new talented and independent designers from across the globe at the annual fashion exhibition. During Saturday’s show, a selection of conceptual and fashionably utilitarian looks graced the runway including Daniela Uribe’s luxury styles in conjunction with clothing and accessory brands 831 MINHLE, Ventura, Georgina Jewelry, AURELIA ICARUS, LISA CHARMEL, and Hiromi Asai. 

Daniela Uribe’s Collection stems from years of curated artistry involving the eclectic rhythm of embracing individuality while celebrating unison. The luxurious designs cross the border between nostalgic comfort and bold inspiration and meld the world between fashion and function. The styles shown include the brand’s signature Be Yourself Pump features the sleek signature logo heel, Entwine Sandal, The Inclusiveness Bootie, Together We Can Sneaker, and The Love Yourself Pumps plated with gold hardware buckle and chain detailing. New iterations of the Love Yourself Pumps and Entwine Sandal, also graced the runway. The new styles from the upcoming collection and familiar crowd favorites shown at the Flying Solo NYFW Show will be available for purchase at Soho’s independent designer platform-brick-and-mortar, Flying Solo, and on the brand’s website.

 

Daniela Uribe x Flying Solo showcases at New York Fashion Week for 360 MAGAZINE
Daniela Uribe x Flying Solo showcases at New York Fashion Week for 360 MAGAZINE
DSW Partnership press photo with Atiana De La Hoya

DSW × ATIANA

The fall season is around the corner, and DSW is teaming up with rising model and social media star Atiana De La Hoya as its fashion muse to help share the latest key trends to rock for the season. Recently launched, Atiana’s must-haves will get you into the fall spirit with styles from brands like Mix No. 6., Converse, Steve Madden, and Vans.

The Atiana and DSW campaign reflects her style, and footwear’s latest trends alongside effortless, pared-down aesthetics. Known for her creative style that combines current trends and classic pieces, Atiana has been making waves as an authority on trends, consistently being seen with the hottest styles of the season and making a statement through her style. DSW‘s newest muse seeks the long-term investment in herself and the joy of her style, wearing something truly reflecting who she is. Atiana notes, “Personal style is the easiest way to show your creativity. Fashion is the artwork that you wear, and DSW has all the shoes so you can be you.”

Styled in partnership with Julianna Vargas and Venetia Kidd, Atiana is captured by introducing a few of pre-fall’s biggest shoe trends: the Fisherman Sandal, Western Inspired Boots, Classic Sneakers, and Lug Sole shoes. The looks from the campaign include DSW’s owned brand Mix No.6, giving its take on the Fisherman Sandal trend with clear wide leather straps and block heels for a slight gladiator feel paired with fishnet socks. The other looks include the star styled in classic Dr. Martens with ruffled socks for a fresh fall vibe, in addition to boots from Steve Madden and sneakers from Converse showcasing versatility when dressing for Fall, Back-to-School, and beyond.

DSW’s fall season kicked off on July 7th at DSW and all 500 store locations. Styles worn by Atiana are all under $200 and range in price from $35 to $160.

Dr. Martens Holly Platform Oxford ($159.99)
Steven Madden Hayward Cowboy Boot ($159.99)
Reebok announces three new colorways of the Premier Road Modern Mid via Reebok PR team for use by 360 Magazine

REEBOK-PREMIER ROAD MODERN MID

Reebok announces three new colorways of the Premier Road Modern Mid, a mid-cut version of the Premier Road Modern silhouette that was first launched in 2020. 

This unveiling follows a drop in Reebok and KANGHYUK’s ongoing partnership that debuted the silhouette last month. Similarly to the Reebok x KANGHYUK Premier Road Modern Mid, this inline version of the shoe features bold details, sculpted design lines, and a variety of textures.

The shoe will be available in three colorways – Indigo Navy (GW5915), Forest Moss (GW5913), and Sand (GW5914). All three colorways references tactical hiking boots, and the tonal executions regard nature (sea, forest and sand, respectively).

The Premier Road Modern Mid will be available for $220 on Reebok.com beginning in July 2022.

Reebok announces three new colorways of the Premier Road Modern Mid via Reebok PR team for use by 360 Magazine
Reebok x Looney Tunes footwear/apparel collection via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok × Looney Tunes

Reebok and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled the second capsule in its Reebok x Looney Tunes footwear and apparel collection. Following a smaller capsule launch in China earlier this year, the line has expanded to feature a wider range of classic and sport footwear and apparel that honor the fun, frenetic nature of the Looney Tunes. The complete Reebok x Looney Tunes Collection will be available HERE beginning May 23rd exclusively for Reebok UNLOCKED members before becoming globally available on May 26th.

The first drop featured two footwear silhouettes, including the Classic Leather Legacy AZ ($95, GW4301) inspired by Bugs Bunny, and a limited selection of apparel. This collection continues the bold, energetic style that encourages wearers to unleash their inner party animal through some of Reebok’s most iconic footwear silhouettes including the Club C, Instapump Fury and Nano X1. See highlights below:

• Classic Leather Legacy AZ ($95, GW4301) – This ‘80s-inspired silhouette gets a makeover from the world’s most “wascally wabbit.” The grey and pink Classic Leather Legacy AZ pays homage to Bugs Bunny through the hairy suede materials and springy details that help the wearer bounce around like the trickster bunny. Available in unisex sizing.

• Instapump Fury 95 ($200, GZ4948) – Bottle rocket graphics and Road Runner’s legendary speed add an extra dose of rocket power to this version of the Instapump Fury 95. The shoe further pays homage to Road Runner through the upper resembling the character’s bright blue feathers, various “Beep Beep” quotes and signature cloud of dust on the heel. Available in unisex sizing.

• Instapump Fury Zone ($160, GZ4947) – Unleash your inner Martian with these extraterrestrial Instapump Fury Zone shoes. Inspired by Marvin the Martian’s explosive ray gun, the upper features bright laser beam colors and futuristic details while the sockliner depicts Marvin and the ray gun’s signature electric green bolt. Available in men’s sizing.

• Hurrikaze II Low ($120, GW4299) – These Wile E. Coyote-inspired shoes are sure to help the wearer explode onto the court! The action-packed version of this popular basketball silhouette features nods to Wile’s beloved dynamite with a “BOOM!” graphic, warning label and an extra crispy Wile E. Coyote himself. Available in men’s sizing.

• Club C ($100, GY4779) – Looney Tunes characters wouldn’t have their classic misadventures if not for the props they use along the way. This Club C pays homage to some of the loudest tools the characters take from the prop house with images on the sockliner and various explosive graphics on the heel and upper. Available in unisex, child and infant sizing.

• Nano X1 ($140, GW4303) – Reebok’s most-beloved training shoe gets a sleek makeover from the sneaky Sylvester the Cat. Lace up in these Nano X1’s for any action-packed chase but keep an eye out for the elusive Tweety or you might be seeing stars more than just what is featured on the upper and heel. Available in men’s sizing.

Complementing the footwear will be a range of unisex apparel in sizes 2XS-2XL. Joining the crewnecks and t-shirts will be hoodies, pants and a coaches jacket, all of which feature signature Looney Tunes graphics and characters.

Reebok x Looney Tunes footwear/apparel collection via Reebok for use by 360 Magazine
Reebok via Jason Silva for Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

Reebok × Tyrrell Winston

Reebok and contemporary artist Tyrrell Winston have confirmed the release of their highly anticipated footwear collaboration, the Tyrrell Winston x Reebok Club C (GZ1567, $120) and Question Mid (GZ1565, $120). The collection is available beginning May 6 exclusively HERE before its wider global release on May 13 from Reebok and select retailers.

Known for his found-object artworks featuring deflated basketballs, broken nets, and cigarette butt compositions, Tyrrell Winston’s art is both endearing and thought-provoking. Through Winston’s collaboration with Reebok, he expresses his love for heritage and basketball on the iconic Question Mid and his favorite model, the Club C.

“First and foremost, both shoes needed to be something my friends and I could wear every day—nothing over the top, subtle details,” commented Winston. “When it comes to footwear, I prefer it simple and straightforward. But on a more abstract level, these shoes were about ongoing conversations with friends and the idea of envisioning oneself as a racehorse with blinders on.”

The result: two clean yet evoking iterations of iconic Reebok heritage sneakers, each featuring pony hair elements, Winston’s autograph on the outsole, and subtle nods to the artist’s New York doodles or “Noodles.”

“Club C has been a part of my life for a very long time and are my go-to studio shoe—I’ve documented the wear of various pairs of Club C in the studio over the last few years, so this shoe is truly an extension of my work,” continued Winston. “The Question Mid, well it’s a pinch-myself moment. Iverson’s cultural impact on and off the court is remarkable, almost godly, defying stamina and style. Both silhouettes are about references to my work, but they themselves are not art—on a certain level I look at them as mediums.”

Highlighting the collaboration, Winston, alongside creative director Drew Villani, took care in building a narrative through content. “The Journey”—inclusive of a short film and in-environment photography—observes the concept of ‘vision vs. sight’ via two interconnecting stories that explore different methods of travel—traditional and modern.

Within the story, Question Mid is captured on a horse ranch positioning the equines as key to the infrastructure of many societies. Club C is captured on the Staten Island Ferry or “iron horse,” a daily form of modern transport that Winston used in the early days, while pursuing his dream.

“Racehorses have blinders to keep them focused on what’s ahead, not the horses to their right or left. We as people often need our own hypothetical blinders when we’re pursuing something. We should not look left or right—look straight ahead and go.”

In closing, Winston shared thoughts of gratitude: “My 16- or 17-year-old self is doing backflips, and so in my 36-year old self. It’s exciting to be a part of Reebok’s history.”

The Tyrrell Winston x Reebok Club C (GZ1567, $120) and Question Mid (GZ1565, $120) are available beginning May 6 exclusively from their website before their wider global release on May 13 from Reebok’s website and select retailers.

About Tyrrell Winston

Tyrrell Winston is known for his assemblages of old basketballs that he frequently arranges into grids, so they become studies of material, culture and history. Self-taught, Winston began his art practice creating collages using paper scraps he found while roaming the streets of New York City, where he had moved to study arts administration at Staten Island’s Wagner College. He also collected debris like basketballs and cigarette butts, both of which now serve as foundational material for his mixed-media works. Winston, who has built a large following on social media, also creates freestanding sculptures, wall hangings from recycled basketball nets, and paintings of famous athletes’ signatures. His artworks all explore what the artist calls “embedded history”: the narratives perpetually lodged in other people’s discarded objects.

Karrueche Tran for Beyoncé's Ivy Park featured in 360 MAGAZINE.

ADIDAS X IVY PARK – IVY HEART

THE CAPSULE COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY LOVE JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, GETS TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER IN REDS, PINKS AND NEUTRALS, WITH BOLD LOOKS IN INCLUSIVE SIZES AND FOOTWEAR FOR EVERYONE.

adidas and IVY PARK CEO Beyoncé announce IVY HEART, a new capsule collection inspired by love, just in time for Valentine’s Day, from the ongoing adidas x IVY PARK creative partnership.

As with previous adidas x IVY PARK offerings, this latest collection features distinct looks with inclusive and in gender-neutral sizing in fashion styles, performance gear, footwear, and accessories.  The line is available online at adidas.com on February 9th and February 10th in selection stores globally.

The Campaign

This cinematic campaign focuses on the guiding thematic color behind the collection. In the Western world, red is commonly associated with love, romance and sensuality. While in the East, red is attributed to good fortune and joy. Wherever you are, it’s clear that this color represents positivity. The concept is centered around bringing people together from all different backgrounds through this one color that’s sentimental to so many. This theme is illustrated through enhanced lighting, bold yet minimal production design, elevated styling and most importantly the international cast. Cultural cues from specific iconography and symbols are explored in visual motifs with sensitivity and intention. IVY PARK pays homage to various cultures inspired by this color, incorporating red through a futuristic yet authentic lens.

The campaign is led by a diverse cast of models, including actress and model Karrueche Tran, model and actor Tyson Beckford, singer/songwriter, actor Troye Sivan, model and actress Shu Pei and actress/comedian Naomi Watanabe.

The Collection

No matter how you define it, love – most importantly love of one’s self – is at the core of IVY PARK’s newest drop. Bold and sexy looks are an integral part of IVY HEART, which is aptly decked out in a spectrum of vibrant reds, playful pinks, and nuanced neutrals. In colors that include Candy Paint (Shock Pink), Lipstick Smudge (Red), Raspberry Beret (Power Red), Red, Red Whine (Cherry Wood) and Cheeks (Off-White), the line is punctuated by tactile materials like velour, ribbed knit, and faux latex.  IVY PARK’s latest collaboration with adidas is further complemented by performance fabrics and graphic prints, allowing ample designs to mix-and-match from work out to night out.

The capsule collection’s design touchpoints are rooted in Beyoncé’s love of athleticism and fashion, merged with adidas’ performance and innovation. The references culminate in a collection of silhouettes that are sporty, stylish, and above all, unique. Conceived around three pillars of foundation, active, and fashion, IVY PARK’s latest collection is highlighted by the Velour Dress and Tracksuit, Faux Latex Puffer, Pique Jumpsuit and Sequin Duster. Accessories include a 5-Panel Hat, a clutch and a Heart-Lip Belt Bag.

Footwear consists of both on-the-court and off-duty models.  The range is highlighted by a new iteration of the classic Stan Smith sneaker in Cheeks (Off-White), with a rubber dipped midsole.  Additionally, the collection introduces a new silhouette, the IVP Superstar Plim, a mule style shoe inspired by the iconic adidas Superstar in Cheeks (Off-White).  The line also features a new colorway of the IVP Savage sneaker in Cheeks (Off-White), a IVP swim slide in Lipstick Smudge (Red) and the Ultra boost in Candy Paint (Shock Pink).

Globally available on February 9 online and February 10 in select stores.

Daniela Uribe Luxury Footwear

Daniela Uribe, the luxury Latin-founded footwear brand, known for its size-inclusive and genderless styles, celebrated its first NYFW debut with Flying Solo. Founded by Columbian native designer, Daniela Uribe Lopez, the brand is deeply rooted in inclusivity and re-establishes the paradigms of beauty and comfort offering styles in extending sizing to fit every gender.  

Flying Solo showcases new talented and independent designers from across the globe at the annual fashion exhibition. Despite the snowy weather, during the show, a selection of conceptual and fashionably utilitarian looks graced the runway including Daniela Uribe’s luxury styles in conjunction with clothing brands SK Creations, NMB New York, Bye Bambi, Pauline’s Friends and Va’ceiA

Daniela Uribe’s Collection stems from years of curated artistry involving the eclectic rhythm of embracing individuality while celebrating unison. The luxurious designs cross the border between nostalgic comfort and bold inspiration and meld the world between fashion and function. The styles shown include the brand’s signature Be Yourself Pump featuring the sleek signature logo heel, The Inclusiveness Bootie, Together We Can Sneaker, and The Love Yourself Pumps all plated with gold hardware buckle and chain detailing.

The latest collection debuted with a runway show for The Flying Solo NYFW Runway Show and will be available for purchase at a pop-up on March 1st in Soho’s independent designer platform-brick-and-mortar, Flying Solo, and on the brand’s website.

OBJ Courtesy of the Show Surgeon

World’s Most Expensive Cleats

The world’s most expensive cleats have been commissioned by The Shoe Surgeon for the RAMS to wear this Sunday! 

Superstars, Odell Beckham Jr. and teammates Jalen Ramsey, Cooper Kupp, and Von Miller have teamed up with famed sneaker designer The Shoe Surgeon & world-renowned bespoke jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills to come correct this Sunday to hopefully walk away with their superbowl ring. 

These 1-of-1 bespoke Super Bowl cleats were designed with luxury & opulence coupled with performance. Yellow gold was chosen as it is symbolic of the Rams colors alongside 1,494 individual round brilliant white brilliant diamonds with a total weight of 25 carats! Over 100 man hours went into creating the diamond hardware for these cleats.

Inspiration Behind the Design

“Big cultural moments like the Super Bowl fuels my creativity and inspires me to push my creative boundaries. Through the years, I’ve built a close relationship with athletes around our shared interests in expressing individuality through fashion,” said Dominic Ciambrone. “It’s an honor to bring their ideas together to help them celebrate these key moments in their careers.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of players lives on and off the field, which is why they request Jason of Beverly Hills to commemorate their big wins. The walk to the locker room has become the runway and it was only a matter of time before that bled onto the field. I had a great time collaborating on this piece with Odell and Dominic. Excited to see how they do on the field,” states Jason of Beverly Hills, well known bespoke jeweler trusted by top A-listers.

Design Details

  • 1,494 brilliant white diamonds
  • Total carat weight of 25 carats 
  • D color flawless clarity 
  • 150 grams of 14 karat yellow gold
  • Royal blue and yellow python
  • Valued at $200K