NEW YORK, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, UGG® for Men (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) debuted as the exclusive footwear sponsor at the Grungy Gentleman Spring/Summer 2016 runway show. In conjunction with the CFDA's first New York Fashion Week: men's, it was the first time the brand was present on a New York City runway.
One hundred Freamon shoes in custom cobalt blue to compliment the Grungy Gentleman palette embossed with a "G" on the tongue were created exclusively for the Grungy Gentleman runway show as a partnership with UGG® for Men.
According to Patrick Armitage, Director of Product Development; Men's at UGG, "This collaboration is a natural. Both brands communicate masculine simplicity and appeal to men who are bold…with a brilliant stylistic edge."
"I was thrilled to work with UGG® for Men as the footwear sponsor for my Spring/Summer 16 show," said Jace Lipstein, Founder and Designer of Grungy Gentleman. "Sneakers featured exhibit supreme craftsmanship and details, all while maintaining the comfort all guys know from their popular slippers."
In conjunction with men's Fashion Week, the brand launched @UGGforMen Instagram. For the first time, men will have an exclusive social channel that will drive awareness to the breadth and depth of men's product, events and culture.
"UGG® for Men has grown into a standalone business that deserves its own social channel," said Jim Davis, Vice President Consumer Engagement, UGG®. "Launching in tandem with the Grungy Gentleman show, we are excited to operate this new platform to cater to our male consumer and deliver the content they desire."
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About The UGG® Brand Founded in 1978 in California, the UGG® brand has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles. The UGG® brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand with more than $1 billion in annual sales, offering men's, women's and kid's footwear as well as loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags. The brand's concept and outlet stores offer the ultimate brand experience with 137 locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. For more information, visit our website, www.uggaustralia.com. @UGGAustralia #THISISUGG
About Deckers Brands Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 142 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com
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