Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle accessories and footwear brand for men and women, announced its inclusion within ‘The Most Innovative Companies in the style category for 2017’ list by Fast Company; the world’s leading progressive business media brand. Now in its 10th edition, the award is presented to companies after surveying thousands of businesses throughout the world to identify the most innovative and impactful enterprises on business, industry, and the larger culture.
Cole Haan was honored amongst the ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ under the Style category for ‘fusing dress shoes with the comfort of a sneaker’, alongside household premium fashion brands such as Kenzo and Gucci. The award win coincides with a year of innovative Cole Haan launches, including the 2.ZERØGRAND, GrandRevølution, StudiøGrand, and most recently, ZERØGRAND Stitchlite collections, a revolutionary collection that transformed the classic leather wingtip oxford shoes to a distinctive knit style with improved breathability and lightness. These collections pay homage to the brand’s Global Innovation Center in Greenland, New Hampshire, an innovation and development lab that brings industrial engineering, material experts and leatherworkers together and fuses these elements with classic craftsmanship to create unique collections that are ground-breaking and impactful within the industry.
Scott Patt, Vice President of Design and Innovation at Cole Haan, commented on the award win saying: “At Cole Haan, innovation is ingrained in everything we do and built into our very ethos of invention and reinvention, so this is an incredible feat and reflects the resolute dedication of the teams in both New Hampshire and New York. We’re honored to be chosen and included alongside the very best in the industry.”
Commenting on the recent win, Shabbir Fakhruddin, Regional Business Director at Alyasra Fashion, said: “We are delighted to have introduced such an exciting brand to the market and are very pleased to be able to offer these innovative collections to this quality-driven market. Cole Haan keeps doing exceptionally well, both locally, with a new store just being launched at The Avenues, and regionally, with planned expansions throughout the Middle East.”
To find out more about Cole Haan and its full range of innovative designs and outstanding collections, visit their new store at The Avenues – The Mall, their flagship store at 360 Mall, or call 2224 9300. For updates, follow Cole Haan on Instagram @Colehaan.kw. and Facebook: Cole Haan Kuwait – UAE.