COMPASS Show 2011 – KEDS x Mark McNairy – Fall/Winter 2011

By - February 3rd, 2011

Even before he took the helm of Woolrich Woolen Mills as its new Creative Director, designer Mark McNairy was already highly in demand. Carried a bit of mischievous playful attitude, his very own label, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, is liken by some as a bridge between classic Americana, with emphasis on Ivy League preppy culture, and contemporary, urban setting. The perfect facsimiles of such synergy is the upcoming collaboration between the designer and KEDS. Similar to the collaboration between McNairy and KEDS performance-base cousin, PRO-Keds, last season, the new derby/oxford style base collaborations explored the usage of new materials, in this case, weave burlap, on classic forms. In colorways of navy, black, beige, each on KEDS’s lightweight EVA outsole. All to be available at select KEDS dealers around last summer.