Building on the success of the designer's first Gap Design Editions capsule collection for fall in the UK and France, fashionistas on this side of the Pond just got lucky. Priced in the $80-$100 range, the six style U.S. collection for spring/summer’08 just launched with wooden wedges in chambray, candy stripe canvas and an indigo print, stacked wooden heel gladiator platforms that wrap at the ankle and fasten with a fabric-covered buckle, and a sleek Grecian T-strap flat in brown, white, and metallic-gold leather.
"Above all, Gap is a real brand, with history, values and identity. It is really exciting to enter this new universe and challenge my creative talents," comments the designer, who started his career in the early Nineties with Christian Dior footwear, and later launched his own label in 1999 - inspiring cult-like devotion amongst fashionistas along the way.
"We're delighted to have the opportunity to partner with a world-class talent like Pierre Hardy who has created a collection of beautiful shoes that compliment Gap's casual American style," says Marka Hansen, president Gap North America. "This collaboration allows our customers to access Pierre Hardy’s signature style in a way that reflects Gap's easy-to-wear aesthetic."
Gap Design Editions by Pierre Hardy - available (and going fast) at Gap.com.
- Lesley Scott
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