D.A.T.E. is simply the acronym of the names of the four young founders of the project: Damiano, Alessandro, Tommaso, Emiliano. In 2005, the four of them met up in London and there, feeling unsatisfied by their jobs, decided to throw themselves into the ambitious project of creating their own range of sneakers. Despite various difficulties, they succeeded in completing their first collection, made up of just a few pieces. Emiliano and Damiano’s experience was fundamental for getting them started.
Picking up old machinery, they created a crude and impromptu workshop in Emi’s garage and met up there every evening after work – obviously not being able to give up their day jobs. They spent the summer shut in that garage, working day and night to successfully get the job done and pull through on their deliveries. In January 2006, thanks to a friend, they obtained an invitation as guests to display their collection in a small space at the trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo. Thanks to their craftsman’s feel, the first D.A.T.E. charmed the public and become the real news of the season.
The KENDALL + KYLIE fall/winter 2019-2020 footwear collection is inspired by the duo’s global and local lifestyle. Looks such as NEO ANGELES incorporate LA laid-back styles with a futuristic edge, incorporating techy sneaker looks with simple uppers and ultra lightweight injected phylon soles. Active elements such as the signature KENDALL + KYLIE buckles, metallic lace tips, TPU tech pieces, and Neoprene are seen incorporated everywhere from sneakers, to boots, and dressy pumps.
The GET SCHOOLED vibe plays on Cali Campus looks, while the 80’s Flash picks up on large logos, loud colors, and metallic shine. The URBAN JUNGLE brings in modern and abstract animal interpretations along with a signature camouflage printed in nylons, lycra, and suede. Glossy nylons, rubberized accents, and thermal printed logos give the collection a faster edgy appeal with splashes of bold color. The collection features strong sport silhouettes with active padded leather patches, as well as softer opulent dressy looks. Interesting treatments include cutout details in uppers to reveal individual style with socks, as well as metallic details, and contrast detailing throughout.
Founded in 1963, Pajar Canada is a five-generation family owned Footwear and Outerwear company based in Montreal, Quebec.
Their core philosophy is the development of Performance Fashion Footwear and Outerwear through our extensive knowledge and expertise acquired through our rich handcrafted shoemaking history.
Over the past 55 years, Pajar Canada has evolved as a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture. Fusing innovative technology and the latest in high-end design, Pajar Canada aims to provide the ultimate in performance and comfort with a collection crafted in the finest waterproof leather and textile; blending modern industrial design with old world craftsmanship.
The Pearl & Stud
collection was conceived and created by shoe designers Rosa Fior and
Isabel Noy in a spirit of confidence and individuality. They
recognise that women want to look beautiful whilst remaining true
to their own style whether sashaying up the aisle or on a special
Modern, understated and yet unapologetically feminine their shoes are thoughtfully detailed to be comfortable to wear all day.
Their signature styles can be worn to everything from a hedonistic hen party, right throughout the big day, the honeymoon adventure and beyond.