Cole Haan has partnered with three celebrity stylists for its newly launched the Cole Haan Stylist Collaboration. Karla Welch, Erin Walsh and Simone Harouche each collaborated on a mini grouping within the overall collection, adding their unique aesthetics to both comfort and dress shoes.
Erin Walsh, known for bringing an elegant editor’s eye to every look, used the 3.ZERØGRAND Ruched Slip On as a foundation to integrate the playful style she’s famous for. For her Cole Haan Stylist Collaboration, she notes: “Working with a brand like Cole Haan [made wonderful sense] because they have this classic DNA and are loyal to their customers but are also not afraid to innovate, and for me that combination is extraordinary. It’s exciting. And finding the way to tell new stories within the classics is where it gets really fun from a creative point of view.”
Karla Welch, applied her design aesthetic which blends modern minimalism, structured sophistication and effortless cool in the customization and design of each silhouette to create a chic capsule featuring the Vesta pump – a favorite style that transitions seamlessly from day to night. “Cole Haan was wonderful to work with- they have been completely supportive partners. I enjoy process and like being able to take on new projects from start to finish. That’s very fulfilling creatively.”
Simone Harouche, a stylist who has been credited with creating some of pop culture’s most iconic looks, worked with Cole Haan to re-imagine the GrandExpløre All Terrain Hiker. “As a stylist and costume designer, I enjoyed working with the Cole Haan team using keen attention to detail by making subtle but strong choices to re-invent these styles, especially with my GrandExpløre All-Terrain Hiker.”