In a recent press release, the high end luxury sneaker brand announced the addition of Mike Amiri as head designer. His addition to the company was designed to help the company branch out into accessories and ready to wear. The announcement comes on the heels of an earlier statement that the American luxury brand would be expanding by offering a full line of women’s shoes. Buscemi’s website currently features a small collection of women’s and babies’ shoes and now plans to add handbags, backpacks, belts, headwear and ready to wear to its SS15 offerings.
Established in 2013 by Jon Buscemi, his footwear quickly burst onto the scene and has easily become a favorite of celebrities from rappers to athletes. Seen on the likes of P. Diddy, Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant, the shoes have been compared to that of the Hermes Birkin bag as many styles are adorned with golden padlocks. The sneakers are handcrafted of fine leather made in Civitanova, Italy and are typically produced in small quantities which keeps the demand great. Prices for the men’s line start around $800.00.
The high end designer high top market is hot and Buscemi shoes are one of many designer brands helping to lead this surge. In a recent article in Footwear News, the sneaker market is at the top of the footwear chain. According to Women’s Wear Daily, sneakers will continue to dominate the high-end trends at least through spring of 2015. Local retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus have seen their shoe department mix change from 1 or 2 selections to taking up one-third or more of the current shoe space. Expect to see Amiri’s debut accessory collection in Neiman Marcus Spring 2015.
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