Spotted in the December ’09 issue of Wmagazine (that one featuring Demi Moore’s missing hip bones), a blurb about Kenneth Cole’s latest socially conscious good deed product: limited-edition black rubber motorcycle boots. All net proceeds will go to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. (World AIDS Day is December 1.) At $98, they’re well-priced– plus there’s the added fuzzy feeling of supporting a good cause.
Kenneth was inspired by Marlon Brando’s iconic boots in the movie The Wild One. The advert slogan for these boots is “Save a Hide…Wear a Rubber (Boot).” On a side note, these would be great RubberInPublic wear.
Also in the news: the legendary latex designer Kim Westreturns! The website’s fabulous, and there’s also a blog and video gallery. The zebra pencil skirt and matching oversized tote bag is truly a power combo. I just wish there were more garment views in the shop. Thanks to Garlor for originally posting Kim’s return on the IAR.