Last night UES (Upper Echelon shoes) showroom held a holiday 08 and Spring and Summer 09 collection preview to a crowded room of shoe enthusiasts and party goers who would join the design duo Nick Cohen and Seth Campbell at the after party held at Southside, which Nick Cohen would also dj at. (Cohen is a very talented DJ, not to mention a very good looking designer too.)
For the shoes? Brilliant! sneakers that are not really sneakers, but more like a hot flat which are completely appropriate for evening. The sneakers are inspired by Kate Moss and are complete with 18 karat gold plated chains, metallic leathers and gun metal studs. These high top beauties are very fetching and are found at high end boutiques such as Fred Segal, Blue & cream, Alice and Olvia and Hirshleifers, to name a few. The juxtaposition between a high top sneaker and an 18 karat plated chain is why these shoes are so sought-after and well received. UES is positively a shoe designer to keep on your radar because their "shoewlery" (a term they coined) is too hard to resist.