sabato 22 gennaio 2011

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Pre-Spring 2011

Monica. Each co-founder was a member of the 1970s punk scene in

L.A., and had a passion for bands like Love and Justice, The Cramps,

Sex Pistols, The Clash, Throbbing Gristle, Joy Division, KMFDM,

along with the style popularized by these bands, which included the

thick soled workbooks that were popular with punk subcultures in

England at the time. In the early 1980s, NaNa began making their

own shoes in a Mexican factory where traditional Western shoes

were manufactured for cowboys and ranch hands. In the late 1980s

and early 1990s, NaNa grew to open two stores in New York, one on

the Upper West Side and another downtown on Prince Street. Chloë

shopped at these stores, and sported NaNa boots on the pages of Sassy

Magazine. Chloë continues to wear a treasured pair of NaNa combat

boots, and in 2009 connected with one of the founders of NaNa, Paul

Kaufman, after mentioning the brand in an L.A. Times article. Chloë

Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Pre-Spring 2011 resurrects some of

Chloë’s favorite styles from the original NaNa archives. All shoes are

manufactured in the same Mexican factory as the originals, made by

traditional Western shoemakers using all leather uppers and Goodyear

welt soles (a shoemaking technology that dates back to the early 1900s).