Saturday, May 4, 2013

Chloe Jade Green

Chloe Jade Green may be only twenty-two years old, but she’s already designed three footwear collections for her CJG range, which sells at Topshop—the high-street retailer that her father Sir Philip Green’s company Arcadia Group owns. Yesterday, at the store’s L.A. outpost, the British-born designer debuted her Spring ’13 shoes. Out this May, it will be her first collection sold stateside. According to Green, the range, which features her signature lime soles, is geared toward “the going-out girl [and] the girl who loves to wear a wedge in summer with a bikini.” In other words, young ladies prone to nights out at the latest hot spot. Including sneakers and gladiator-inspired designs, the thirteen-piece offering ranges from $190 to $350 and is heavy on geometric cutouts, lattice, and stud detailing, as well as wood, reptile, and raffia touches.

In addition to the new kicks, Green debuted two scarves (one bearing a moth-print design) and a pink-tinge six-piece jewelry capsule (above). “In the last three to five years, shoes have become such a big business,” said Sir Philip, who joined his daughter at the presentation. “You need choice in the sole, and heel height, and things like that. This collection offers it.” As for his progeny, it’s right back to the drawing board. “This collection has only been finished for around two weeks, and I’ve already started designing for the next one,” she said.

Chloe Jade Green’s Spring ’13 collection will be available on May 30 at Topshop, the Grove Los Angeles; Topshop, Broadway New York; and

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