Ciel Bleu Footwear

September 04, 2012 07:03 ET

Canadian Designer Introduces 'Athletic Inspired' Fashion Footwear Label

Ciel Bleu Previews New Footwear Collection in Montreal and NYC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - Ciel Bleu Footwear is pleased to unveil its new 'athletic inspired' fashion footwear label for Spring 2013 in Canada and the US. Infusing athletic inspired components into chic high heels and flats, the collection brings a fresh perspective to women's footwear. Ciel Bleu will be showing at two Spring '13 shows in Montreal, QC starting today and New York, NY next week.

"As a professional and an athlete, I wanted to bring women gorgeous shoes with a focus on flexibility and function. The inspiration came from athletic shoes, that are made to move with the foot, so I wanted to create a similar feel with Ciel Bleu's," said Chelsea Jones, designer and CEO of Ciel Bleu Footwear. "We're also excited to be part of New York Fashion Week's STYLE360 event and EXPOSae St-Hyacinthe near Montreal, QC, two very stylish markets where women walk a lot."

Collection Previews

The collection will be shown in Montreal, QC and New York, NY during the first two weeks of September. The first exhibit will be near Montreal at the St-Hyacinthe EXPOSae Show, September 4-6, for retail buyers. Following this, Ciel Bleu will be showcasing during New York Fashion Week as part of STYLE360 in the Metropolitan Pavilion South, September 10-12, for the media. Visit ELLE.com/STYLE360

Quick Facts

  • Launching in-stores and online in Canada and the US starting February 2013.
  • Collection uses luxe leathers, an energetic aesthetic and diverse color combinations.
  • Athletic inspired components include: vented upper fabrics, rubber flex-pad soles, stabilizing heels, integrated arch support, and ultra cushioned insoles.
  • Small-scale manufacturing partner aligns with the Company's values of respect: respect for people, respect for design and quality of products, and respect for the environment.

Brand Story

Ciel Bleu, meaning 'blue sky' in French, emits the 'flexible and free' feeling of the open sky. Founder of Ciel Bleu, Chelsea L. Jones, is a professional and an athlete, who set out to create women's fashion footwear that functions like an athletic shoe. The first design concept, created in 2010, was inspired by an athletic lifestyle to create: The look of a high heel, the feel of a running shoe. Visit: cielbleufootwear.com

 


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