NEW YORK, N.Y. — A breath of fresh air enters men’s fashion with the launch of Ryan Rowe, a new luxury men’s footwear brand available in March at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and fine retail outlets nationwide. Ryan Rowe is on target with the current shift of men’s increased focus on style.
“As men grow more style savvy, their attentions will branch out into all aspects of their appearance, including footwear. Until now, there has been a real shortage of creative and compelling offerings in the market,” says Ryan Ringholz, Ryan Rowe partner/creative director and an award winning designer whose ability to translate European sensibilities to mass market is most evident in his design experience with Puma, Diesel, Pony, New Balance, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs/Nuala, Tretorn, and Dry-shoD.
The entire collection has been created with the versatility of being worn both for day or evening, dressing up or down, with jeans or a suit. Styles such as the Leighton, Bentley, and Tipton are exaggerations of classic driving moc, traditional English lace up and sneaker patterns, respectively.
Vacchetta leather (the finest Italian tanned leather), full length Poron sock liners (anti-microbial + anti-bacterial), hand painted canvas, patent suede, natural vegetable dyes, Blake stitching, and interesting combinations of color and texture are just some of the cutting edge details that exemplify the Ryan Rowe brand aesthetic. As members of 1% For The Planet, Ryan Rowe has a commitment to bettering the environment and delivering a greener product.
Partners Ringholz and Rowe Samieian in their respective capacities have undoubtedly impacted the modern footwear business. “Even with so much experience and involvement in footwear, I still felt there was a void in the market. I was unable to find affordable shoes that reflect the look and quality of my high-end tastes. Hence, the concept of ‘Accessible Luxury’ – making high quality products accessible and appreciated by the most creative and inspired consumer,” became the foundation of our brand,” says Samieian, a proven master at revitalizing and building brands such as Sacha London, Dr. Martens and Diesel.
More information: http://www.ryan-rowe.com .
Nordstrom at The Grove, located 189 The Grove Drive in Los Angeles, CA, will host an official launch for Ryan Rowe on March 15, 2008, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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