Image: Graham Hiemstra

Here's another interesting collaboration with a Japanese designer which launched in New York's SoHo today.

This time, Cole Haan has joined with Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment Design to create a collaboration which was inspired by Fujiwara's desire to update the saddle shoe.  The line, which is part of Cole Haan's LunarGrand series of footwear, features a Scotch grain leather wingtip, spectator and chukka boot in three new colourways and two new leather treatments.  The end result is a subtle colour-blocking effect and a contemporary take on the iconic shoes with bright white, neon pink or blue soles. 

Images: Cole Haan