DANSKO FEATURED BY DESIGNER DREW VILLANI DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Photo Credit: Christina Sewell, 2014
West Grove, PA: During the second day of the 2014 New York Fashion Week, Dansko served as the featured footwear for the Fall/Winter 2014 menswear collection of Dreu, a new fashion line from designer Drew Villani. Hosted in Chelsea, the presentation showcased timeless, classic silhouettes from the line paired with Dansko Stapled Professional and Karl clogs.
“With Dreu, I wanted to show a juxtaposition of minimalist clothing with Dansko footwear,” Villani said. “So I started with t-shirts and suits, and found that Dansko clogs worked perfectly to maintain the clean, beautiful look.”
Villani, an Australian native, first entered the New York fashion scene with a business background and a passion for design. After working with consultants and stylists throughout the city, Villani decided to launch his first line of menswear, Dreu. The collection draws material inspiration from fabrics that age naturally, featuring cashmere sweaters, solid color t-shirts and contemporary suits. Villani chose Dansko clogs in oiled and patent leathers for his Fashion Week presentation.
“When looking for shoes to pair with my line, Dansko was always in the back of my mind, because I wear them personally,” Villani said. “Aside from being super comfortable, they are easy to throw on and head out the door.”
For Villani, Dreu marks the beginning of an up-and-coming fashion career. After creating and presenting his innovative men’s line during New York Fashion Week, Villani hopes to achieve his ultimate goal of building Dreu into a full fashion house and consulting agency. As Dreu progresses, Villani plans to continue pairing Dansko clogs with contemporary suits, sweaters and t-shirts, creating a modern and sophisticated look.
About Dansko: Founded in 1990 by wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko leads the comfort footwear market in award-winning design and customer service. Today, we are 185 employee-owners strong, changing the quality of people’s lives through our products, our passion, and our commitment to a better tomorrow. Learn more at Dansko.com.