September 22, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – George Sully and Henry Wong of Sully Wong have joined forces with womenswear designer Amanda Lew Kee to create a premium hi-top sneaker made exclusively for women, a first for both parties. The SWALK HI combines the hi-tech athletic nature of Sully Wong with the bold and confident style of Amanda Lew Kee to deliver this fall’s most anticipated, high-fashion sneaker. The limited edition shoe will be available on October 9th on SullyWong.com as well as GotStyle boutiques.
“At Sully Wong, we are always eager to work with other creative visionaries and develop fashion-forward additions for the collection,” said George Sully of Sully Wong. “Amanda Lew Kee’s edgy design and high-street fashion perfectly complement the hand-crafted, clean siholuettes of Sully Wong, and we’re excited to enter the women’s shoe category with the SWALK HI leading the way.”
SW x ALK (SWALK 01 HI)
The stylishly-crafted sneaker is designed to amplify the quality of the
chosen materials and unique detail:
• Premium raw-cut leather upper
• Silver stitch-tag detailing
• Japanese leather lined denim interior
• Removable leather footpad
• Black waxed rope laces.
“The SWALK HI collaboration personifies all aspects, both in design and philosophy, which Sully Wong and I share as a team. The design itself is sleek, smart, and constructed with the finest attention to detail and luxury materials. Together we are aiming to give the women’s market a sophisticated limited edition option, in the realm of casual athletic footwear, focusing on quality over quantity,” states Amanda Lew Kee.
ABOUT SULLY WONG
Sully Wong is a collaboration forged between designers George Sully and Henry Wong. Together, the team focuses on hand-crafted design fused with their brand of mixed North American and Asian cultured inspiration. Sully Wong has been featured in magazines and books, including Lush Magazine, Azure Magazine’s Designlines, Mercedes Benz Magazine, SHARP and countless more mixed media, blogs and online features.
ABOUT AMANDA LEW KEE
Amanda Lew Kee is a womenwear designer inspired by the lifestyle of North American subcultures, the versatility of street fashion and the comfort of hi-tech athletic wear. Focused on a polished, metropolitan, it-girl look, Lew Kee has consistently produced a cult like following for her eponymous line. Working with leather and high performance textiles, Lew Kee effortlessly merges edgy design with elegance and sophistication. Over the years, Lew Kee has hosted some of Canada’s hottest fashion events with the likes of Tommy Ton, Dean & Dan Caten of DSquared2, as well as the Misshapes to name a few. Lew Kee has also designed for HBO’s True Blood and has worked closely with Shenae Grimes as muse. Publications such as Nylon Magazine, Vogue Taiwan, Teen Vogue, I-D Magazine, Flare Magazine, E-Talk, and Fashion Television have recognized Amanda Lew Kee as a promising young designer to follow. Most recently Amanda Lew Kee has collaborated with the Canadian Heritage brand Roots for a women’s capsule collection of covetable knitwear and luxury leather goods; selling out in the first two weeks.
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