Cole Haan just released their highly anticipated Chelsea Collection designed by Jen Brill and Olivia Kim. The duo created three exclusive versions of Cole Haan’s Fall ’12 Chelsea Pump each presented in four vibrant color variations. “Jen and Olivia epitomize the unrelenting creative spirit of New York City,” said Cole Haan Creative Director, Phil Russo. “Their bold individual style, demanding lives and their understanding of our brand make them the perfect collaborative partners for Cole Haan.”
If you’ve worn Cole Haan shoes before you know they’re pretty comfortable. The collection features innovative cushioning in the forefoot and 120mm heel, paired with a memory foam sock bed, each style presents unrivaled fit and flexibility—delivering a stylish solution for New York life where days are long and nights often longer. The pumps—a strap sandal, ankle strap pump and ankle boot in rich and eye-catching fall shades and textures—will serve as a go-to for girls with on-the-run lifestyles.
The Cole Haan Jen & Oli Fall ’12 Chelsea Collection will be available at Cole Haan SoHo, Opening Ceremony NY, LA & London, Barney’s New York, Dover Street Ginza, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, and Colette Paris. Love the collection, the color combo are so fun too! NEED!
The Cole Haan, Jen & Oli Chelsea Strap Sandal ($528)
The first shoe designed in the collection, the Chelsea Strap Sandal takes inspiration from a women’s slotted leather fisherman sandal by Cole Haan from the mid 1990s—a personal favorite of both Brill and Kim. Presented in Italian suede, two versions utilize multi-color strapping across the forefoot—one combining rich purple with bright orange, blue and green, and the other featuring light greys with burgundy and navy. Two additional versions are offered in solid royal green, and deep burgundy.
The Cole Haan, Jen & Oli Chelsea Ankle Strap Pump ($528)
This open-toe sandal features a high vamp inspired by a 1970s Cole Haan clog, but carefully cumbered to provide a curved, more refined profile. Featuring a suede-covered buckle, the Chelsea Ankle Strap Pump is designed to sit lower on the ankle, delivering a more elegant and feminine silhouette. The Ankle Strap Heel is available in four color-blocked versions ranging from acute color duos—such as green and purple—to closer color spectrum combinations—such as orange and red.
The Cole Haan, Jen & Oli Chelsea Ankle Boot ($548)
Characterized by refined piping details and exaggerated tasseled laces, the Chelsea Ankle Boot takes the traditional desert boot and delivers a smarter, more refined interpretation. Expert boot making techniques lend increased curvature to the toe, while the subtle piping details unify the upper panels with the midsole and flat form, updating and amplifying an archival classic. The Ankle Boot is presented in four suede options of solid navy, burgundy, red, and green.
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