You may have thought that it was Spring outside with all of this amazing weather, so what better time to bring you posts of the Spring/Summer 2012 preview events we’ve visited. Over the next weeks we will bring you previews of what you will find in stores and what will be hot in the upcoming season. Our first preview is the Spring/Summer Collections of SWIMS, Emu Australia and Palladium Boots.
We know all to well how devastating it is when you go out in your favourite shoes, only to have it rain once you are heading home. We have lost many shoes (a certain favourite suede Cole Haan shoe especially) due to this unforeseen water damage. SWIMS, a Norwegian company has the answer. They showed their colourful and fun spring/summer collection, that included galoshes, in every colour, that came in a convenient bag that you can take with you when you go out. They also had some cute loafers for men and women that are water resistant and made of rubber, which makes them perfect for the beach or, if you prefer, boating.
We were introduced to the Emu brand two seasons ago and were surprised by what we saw. We knew Emu for their sheepskin boots that we see on everyone, but we didn’t know that they created boots for women, men and kids. The boots, all made from leather, feature the trademark sheepskin as lining on the inside to keep your feet warm during the colder spring days. We found out that Emu is starting to make clothing, and will be available in Canada soon. Jackets and sweaters made from leathers, wool and cashmere, you will want to keep on eye out for this.
Our next preview is Palladium, which didn’t start out as a fashion company but as aviation tire makers. The company eventually took their knowledge of tire making and used it to make comfortable and durable boot. Today the boot is much different and modern, like the leather and canvas high and low-top shoes in blacks, greys and browns. Th neon coloured sneakers and boots were a big hit at the preview…perfect for adding a pop of colour to your summer outfit.