New for Fall 2014, TOM FORD launches a range of unique and luxurious sneakers. Available in high and low-tops, there are 7 different colours in leather and 5 in velvet.
The handcrafted shoe is an emblem of luxury menswear. Each sneaker in the collection is made in Italian workshops over a one week process of stitching, polishing, and resting the leather. Artisans from second and third generation cobbler families produce eighty percent of the object by hand. The highest grade European leather, taken from the middle and most prized layer of the hide, is tanned with vegetable oils, waxes, and minerals and tinted with vegetable dyes to render leather that is supple, shiny, and strong. The shoemaker lightly irons and hammers the upper onto the last, which softens and shrinks the skin. It is then left for ten days, so that the shoe takes its shape slowly and deliberately. The sneakers are then hand polished in a process that takes 3 days to achieve a deep patina that is particularly noticeable on the toe. This authentic and time-tested process ensures a fit, comfort level, and longevity far superior to conventional ready-to-wear footwear.
The velvet version is soft, smooth and has an added depth of colour when it catches the light. Both versions are complimented by a white rubber sole and finished with the same attention to detail and handwork as all TOM FORD products.
Prada Driving Shoes are crafted with meticulous attention to every detail, and hand-stitched using the most intricate artisan shoemaking techniques.
The tubular construction and stitching on the last guarantee a well-made, comfortable shoe that fits around the foot as naturally as possible. The upper is laid out and secured by hand, then the vamp (upper front part of the shoe) attached using the traditional and exclusive puckered seam and more than 100 individual, hand-sewn stitches.
In addition to iconic materials, like Saffiano leather and calf suede, Prada also uses fine ostrich and crocodile skins which add to the sophistication and exclusive nature of the shoes.
A single expert shoemaker carries out the 200 steps of the process, assuring a lasting, superior quality and excellent product.
For the dad in your life that has it all, the sporty design and relaxed style of Brunello Cucinelli’s Canvas Leather Duffle Bag is the perfect gift for a surprise weekend getaway just as long as you pack his favorite Nappa Leather Aviator Jacket and Suede Oxford Wingtip Shoes!
Mother's Day is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate the mother in your life than to shower her with gifts!
Whether she is hinting at that "it" bag, wants to add a splash of color to her spring wardrobe or longing for that perfect travel accessory for an upcoming trip - The Shops at Crystals is you nonstop shop for moms of all styles and interests!
For more gift ideas for the mother in your life, check out these fabulous finds!
Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took opera as their source material this season. The Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection was filled with ornate pieces, ascetic print in organza embroidered with tiny strips of leather.
Shop the entire Spring/Summer 2014 collection at the Valentino boutique located on the second floor of The Shops at Crystals.