Cole Haan, has announced the details of Cole Haan & Todd Snyder, a new ongoing collaboration with the critically acclaimed menswear designer.
With the introduction of six new styles in a neutral palette, Todd Snyder brings his directional point of view to Cole Haan’s tradition of impeccable craftsmanship.
“Todd is one of the few designers that honors tradition while simultaneously disrupting and redefining it. This inaugural collection brings forth an elegant collision of tradition and modernity that is both fresh and familiar,” said David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer at Cole Haan.
The first collection of the collaboration re-imagines the classic well-made dress shoe: the Lewis Chukka, Lewis Woven Loafer, Hammond Wing Ox, Willet Plain Ox, Willet Penny Loafer and Willet Camp Moc Loafer, all presented in a neutral palette of Milkshake, Blazer Blue, Black, British Tan, Ivory, Papaya, and Magnet.
The Cole Haan design team worked closely with Snyder, co-designing the collection to employ the house’s expert techniques – sourcing quality materials, hand sewn, Goodyear welted, stitch-out and board-lasted constructions.
“I have over 30 pairs of Cole Haan shoes that I have collected over the past 20 years that I used for inspiration. I wanted to re-create something from the past and update it for the modern gentleman,” said Snyder.
To celebrate this unique collaboration, Cole Haan created a new custom logo that captures the shared DNA between the two brands.
The Cole Haan & Todd Snyder Spring 2015 collection will be available on March 6, 2015 at select retailers including Cole Haan flagships, ColeHaan.com, the Cole Haan flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, Todd Snyder’s Townhouse flagship in the Shibuya neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan, and www.toddsnyder.comwww.colehaan.com