Posts Tagged ‘design’

Calling All Designers: Do You Have an Award-Winning Handbag?

If so, take note:  The HBDNetwork cordially invites you to compete in the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards — the only handbag competition of its kind in the world. Submit your handbag and compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of fabulous prizes.

As in past years, Timberland is proud to sponsor the Best Green Handbag — awarded to the best handbag made of sustainable, recycled or organic materials and completely recyclable at the end of its life.  As a brand that’s passionate about design and protecting the environment, we’re always excited to see the beautiful green bag submission!

Fiona Kempton's beautiful bag won our "Best Green" award last year.

Other 2013 award categories include Best Student-Made Handbag, Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design and the ever-popular Audience Fan Favorite Handbag.  To see a complete list of award categories, submission requirements and details on what each winner will receive, go to the 2013 IHDA website.  Ready to submit your design?  Enter here!

Looking for inspiration?  Plenty to be found in this video from last year’s IHDA awards in New York City:

Tick tock, designers — the deadline for IHDA submissions is April 27, 2013.

Classic Boot, Feminine Style: The ‘Nadège Winter x Timberland’ Collection

“Fresh and girly” are probably not be the first words that come to mind when you think of Timberland’s classic 6-inch boot, but Parisian style icon Nadège Winter might just change that.  She’s been working in collaboration with our Timberland team in Europe and UK-based charity TRAID to design a cute, contemporary version that combines classic boot heritage with colorful, feminine style.

The limited edition ‘Nadège Winter x Timberland’ collection is available in selected stores across the UK, France, Italy and Benelux.

Classic Meets Contemporary: The “Nadège Winter for Timberland” Collection

Parisian style icon Nadège Winter likes nothing more than to mix fashion, design and urban eco-awareness. You can imagine our delight when she approached our Timberland Europe team with her idea for “reinterpreting” our iconic classic yellow boot for women!

We connected Nadège, a freelance artistic director and communication consultant, with our long-time partner TRAID, a UK-based nonprofit that recycles, customizes and sells second-hand clothes to fund overseas development projects.  Together, they set out to create a collection of footwear that was both fashion-forward and environmentally-aware.

After rummaging through the stock in TRAID’s London warehouse in search of fabrics, Nadège opted for statement Liberty, bandana and floral motifs for her designs:

The end result is a series of uniquely beautiful boots that have kept all of their classic charm — honey nubuck skin, golden eyelets and original laces – but with fresh, stylish, light-hearted print detail.

Starting this month, the limited edition (1600 pairs) “Nadège Winter for Timberland” collection will be available exclusively at prominent outlets and Timberland® stores across Europe.

Bye Bye, Wool Socks … Hello, Peep Toes

If you’re not quite ready to give up the cozy comforts of winter and embrace the light bright styles of spring, these fresh-picked Timberland Boot Company beauties may give you just the kick you need:

The Spring 2012 Boot Company styles draw their inspiration from the similarly durable-yet-beautiful women’s footwear found in the early 20th century — well made, well worn and well loved.  Here’s Penny, our Women’s Boot Company Designer, to tell us more:

Our Spring 2012 Boot Company collection for women offers beautiful craftsmanship in a bouquet of styles. Pick one for yourself.

Spring’s Best Looks Are Blooming on Our Women’s Website

Even if spring isn’t quite in the air wherever you are, it’s coming to life on the pages of our new women’s website, where we’re showcasing the freshest spring styles Timberland has to offer.  For inspiration, check out the Gallery, where you’ll find real women wearing real Timberland footwear and clothing, and visit the “As Seen In” section to find out which Timberland products are showing up in style magazines all over the world.

To give more insight into what Timberland has to offer this spring, here’s Trend and Color Designer Layla to explain where she and her team found inspiration for this season’s “color of nothing:”