Sort of. One of the many people Mischa is a “face” of, Keds, have just added fashion designer Nanette Lepore to its list of collaborators. The partnership for the Spring 2007 collection will see Leopore design 12 â€“ 15 different styles of footwear. From ballet flats, skimmers, peep toe shoes and d’Orsay flats.
Throw in Nanette Lepore’s signature prints and embellishments into the designs, it should be a pretty collection.
And of course everyone involved is happy about the partnership, gushing about each other’s merits to the press.
“Keds is one of those rare brands that holds iconic status in American fashion,” says Lepore. “I’m excited about collaborating with them and love the idea of a feminine aesthetic interwoven with Keds’ sporty look; it’s going to be fun.”
The collection will be launched August 2nd with selected styles to feature in the Nanette Lepore S/S07 runway show in September.
As an added bonus, Ked’s lastest “face”, Mischa Barton, will wear the complete Nanette Lepore look in Keds’ Spring 2007 advertising campaign, including pieces from Nanette Leporeâ€™s Spring Ready to Wear 2007 collection.
Something to remember for next Spring, the Nanette Leopre for Keds collection can be purchased at www.keds.com, Nanette Lepore boutiques, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s West and specialty boutiques. The collection is suppose to retail for US$60-$120.
The collection is due in Australia early next year.