Our Koolaburra Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign video featuring model Langley Fox. Shot in Malibu, California by Malia James featuring an exclusive track from Light Fantastic called "Make It Up".

KOOLABURRA LOOKS TO EPIC FANTASY GENRE FOR INSPIRATION IN FW13 COLLECTION
Global footwear phenomenon Koolaburra looked to fanciful storybook imagination when designing their latest Fall/Winter 2013 presentation. In this landmark collection, customers will experience a bohemian journey narrated through new innovative shapes, creative sheepskin applications, rich colors and fabric, and the return of several updated favorites. This impressive gathering is a clear indication of the brand’s evolving design strength, stretching well beyond the creative limits of traditional sheepskin dogma. The reveal of this fashionably diverse collection follows on the heels of the company’s bigger vision of becoming a well-rounded luxury footwear line with stylish options for every type of trendsetter. The collection will debut on koolaburra.com and in select retail locations beginning July/August 2013.

Taking inspiration from personal world travels and a love for the high fantasy genre, Koolaburra’s Creative Director, Kris Zacharias, translated these passions into a collection that carries across moods, time, and geography. The collection is broken into four key design stories: Rustic Romance, Tribal Tundra, Decadent Desert, and Melodic Metropolis. Themes within each story weave throughout the collection as both materials and shoe shapes create a fluid path of cohesiveness. With this new season, Zacharias intends to transport customers on a meaningful voyage: trekking across snow-covered mountains, time traveling to a romantic medieval moment, exploring untouched badlands, and even getting lost in the hypnotic pulse of music.

New silhouettes shine in FW13, including creative new versions of their hi-top sneaker wedge decorated with cozy sporty styled accents, as well as fringed platform moccasins, cowboy wedges and suede desert boots to take center stage. The full assortment breaks new ground with ballerina flats, stacked leather heels, ankle booties and laced oxford wedges that showcase design elements from each mood in a range of rich colors like “Throne Red,” “Monk Brown,” and “Sapphire Ice.” Koolaburra’s signature Australian Grade-A sheepskin sees an infusion of luxurious new materials, including a rich “Black Tapestry” fabric, a “Tribal Embroidery” knit and an original Koolaburra “Geo- Deco” canvas. Upholding the brand’s boho-chic heritage, the line includes an assortment of rustic inspired details and treatments, such as hand-sewn stitching, brogue detailing, branded Concho tassel buttons and creative stud accents.

"When designing a new collection, I often reflect upon collected experiences I've had throughout my life. For the FW13 season, I focused on several personal journeys I undertook at key moments in my life. Some were physical trips I took around the world, while others were more emotionally-driven moments. Playing on this traveler's theme, I also incorporated inspiration from the innovative TV series Game of Thrones, with rich tapestry fabrics, warrior-like silhouettes, and subtle antique detailing."

In recent years, Koolaburra’s team has worked hard to mold the brand into a trendsetting leader that offers fashionable footwear with a boho-rocker attitude that is equal parts luxury, comfort and style. Building upon this central tenant with this latest collection, Koolaburra feels ready to place its collection adjacent to major competitors in the luxury market. While known in the industry for their creative design prowess, Koolaburra constantly works to break free of the conventional while remaining true to the core of its heritage. Koolaburra’s FW13 collection proves to be far from ordinary. For more information, visit koolaburra.com.

Press Inquiries: Kenneth Loo/ ken@koolaburra.com / 323.393.0536

Music: "Make It Up" by LIGHT FANTASTIC
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