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THE COLE HAAN X JEN & OLI COLLECTION


The T-Strap Lo Sandal adds pretty, unexpected charm to a maxi dress.


Switch to a sundress and the Mary Jane Wedge for a casual day date.


Slip on the Mary Jane Sandal to hunt for vintage treasures at the outdoor market.


Replace your black stilettos with the Mary Jane Platform for girls' night out and your recap brunch the next day.

To capture the inspiration and environment for the Cole Haan x Jen & Oli Collection, we partnered with New York City based artists. Known for her ingenuity with mixed media, fashion and art, Jo Ratcliffe defines the kind of innovator that we celebrate and support. With creative direction by Jen Brill, Jo developed an animated short that melds pop iconography with graphic illustrations. Brian DeGraw, a DJ and musician with a long history of artistic explorations, created the score. Together, they brought to life the fun, flirty attitude that inspired the Cole Haan x Jen & Oli Collection. The video was screened on Nylon and Style.com.

"The inspiration for the video was a cross between Keith Haring's LED signs and a movie from my youth, 'Times Square.' I knew Jo and Brian would make a strong creative team bringing great energy and balance. They created the city of my dreams - modern in every way and eye candy for miles." - Jen Brill

BEHIND THE STYLE AT COACHELLA
WITH PHOTOGRAPHER BRIDGET FLEMING

We partnered with photographer Bridget Fleming for a jaunt to Coachella music festival in Indio, California. Known for her unique point of view, Bridget started Downtown From Behind in 2010. She captures cultural influencers from behind as they ride their bikes below 14th street in New York City. For us, she switched to frontal portraits as she captured the style of Coachella revelers plus a few of our favorite shoes and bags.

See more of Bridget's Work at DOWNTOWN FROM BEHIND

IN THE PRESS:
COLE HAAN X DOVER STREET MARKET
1ST ANNIVERSARY LUNARGRAND COLLECTION

To commemorate Dover Street Market Ginza’s blazingly successful year, Cole Haan released the Cole Haan x Dover Street Market Ginza 1st Anniversary LunarGrand Collection on March 16, 2013. Limited run available at Dover Street Market, Ginza; Dover Street Market, London; and Cole Haan, SoHo.

IN THE PRESS:
GREAT JONES X GRUNGY GENTLEMAN

The release of the lightweight and flexible Great Jones Collection was announced with a editorial shoot with style publication Grungy Gentleman.
Shop The Great Jones Collection $198-$228

IN THE PRESS:
GREAT JONES COLLECTION

The Great Jones Collection hit the pages of our of favorite men's style magazines.
Shop The Great Jones Collection $198-$228

IN THE PRESS:
THE SKYLAR OXFORD

The Skylar Oxford is the perfect accompaniment to a casual, pretty Spring outfit.
Shop The Skylar Oxford $248-$268

IN THE RING:
GRUNGY GENTLEMAN X COLE HAAN

Grungy Gentleman editor-in-chief Jace Lipstein was excited about working with us, but he went into overdrive once he saw the Great Jones Wingtip and Saddle. Building on our history as a classic dress shoe maker, we focused on creating a lightweight shoe that fit into the wardrobe of the man ready to make bold, confident moves.

With "light on your feet" as his theme, Jace was drawn to the concept of boxing; a long-standing American pastime mixed with a great amount of confidence and power. When the models began boxing while wearing the Great Jones collection at Trinity Boxing Gym in TriBeCa, we knew Jace had made the right call. The Great Jones Wingtip and Saddle flexed with every movement and was so light that the guys sparred for hours. Between Jace's creative execution and the Great Jones style and technology, the results of the photo shoot are an absolute knock out.

Grungy Gentleman is an online publication created by editor-in-chief Jace Lipstein. He's on a mission to provide the freshest perspective on style, entertainment, travel and anything else a man could want. Fashion is meant to express your individuality and push boundaries. See how it's done at Grungy Gentleman.

COLE HAAN + TUMBLR
#SUBWAYSTYLE ADVENTURE

Cole Haan and Tumblr hosted a party to celebrate the redesign of the Cole Haan #SubwayStyle blog and kick off Fashion Week. Notable fashion bloggers like William Yan, Brandon Stanton, Bryant Eslava and Nicole Alyse jumped on for an adventure through New York's subway system to the MTA Transit Museum in Brooklyn. Vintage trains, subway ads and music from Silent Drape Runners made the perfect background for a night of fun.

AS SEEN IN: VOGUE

The Haven Tote gets personal for Vogue's Fashion News Editor Emily Holt.
The Haven Tote $248

AS SEEN IN: TEEN VOGUE

Our Monroe Reflective Penny outshines the rest as one of “Spring’s Most Wanted.”
Monroe Reflective Penny $198

AS SEEN IN: ELLE

Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof declare our Chelsea High Pump a “Designer Must-Have.”
We can't argue with that…
Chelsea High Pump $298

AS SEEN IN: WHOWHATWEAR

WhoWhatWear shows you how to add color to your wardrobe with the pastel
LunarGrand Wingtip.
LunarGrand Wingtip $198

IN THE PRESS: COLE HAAN, JEN & OLI
CHELSEA COLLECTION HOLIDAY 2012

Cole Haan partnered with creative duo Jen Brill and Olivia Kim to create a stunning collaboration of shoes built on our signature Chelsea last.

  • Bright, high-shine metallics
  • Rendered in brilliant colorways
  • Innovative cushioning throughout

Tastemasters, fashion influeneers & editors took note. Browse the coverage below to see what they’re saying.

Fader: Black socks and tights appropriate

Who What Wear: Merging the best of the 70s, 90s and modern style

Elle: Fit for holiday fêtes

Refinery29: Upping the bar on cute, walkable party shoes

Glamour: With shoes like these, who cares about the dress

Teen Vogue: A festive collaboration

GUEST BLOGGER: WE WORE WHAT

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What showcases her top picks from our boot collection. A New York City native, she seizes style inspiration from the city streets for her blog, creating a hot spot for NYC-worthy wears and of-the-moment finds.

 

A WEDGE WITH EDGE

UrbanSpace NYC: why I love this city. There’s nothing more exciting than a pop-up shop, let alone a pop-up-esque outdoor mall strip of booths in the middle of Meatpacking. I walked around the other day in my Martina wedge booties, paired with this adorable floral dress, and a leather jacket. I love how comfortable these shoes are, especially with all the running around I do everyday in this city. For a quick change, meeting my friends at a local bar, I threw on purple-ish jeans and my vintage fur coat—the mix of colors just works.

 

BLUE SUEDE BOOTS

Ah, the Meatpacking District… The times we’ve had—from 11am on a quick shopping venture, to 3am after a night out. I’ve become recently acquainted with knee-high boots, and to me, these Nola Slouch boots are modern take on Elvis Presley’s blue suede shoes. You can find me strutting in these babies to the grill at the Standard Hotel or Catch Rooftop on a Monday night (yes, on Monday).

 

PUDDLE-JUMPING JOHANNA

As a New York native, and now a New York City dweller, I’m pretty sure I’ve got the necessary street style to survive in this city, down pat. So, when Cole Haan approached me about a style partnership to show why their boots are the perfect choice for a city girl like me, there was no hesitation. Hence, the first of three boots from day-to-night: The Johanna Wedge. I’m obsessed with these Johanna Wedge boots and I bet you didn’t realize they are waterproof too! Or, maybe me fearlessly jumping in the puddles kind of gave that one away. There’s nothing more city-survival-savvy than a cute boot that can bear shoe-destroying weather.

Taking these boots into night—or just to a less casual fiesta—I paired them with high-waisted acid wash jeans, a crop top and Cole Haan’s shearling jacket. It’s Penny Lane meets… well, me. Even though these boots seem super casual, when this jacket comes off, I could be standing in the middle of Le Bain dancing my bubble butt off.