A splash of summer fun for you and your pup from Miami based designer TheCoolPuppy! A super soft leather collar riddled with colorful hollow studs. We find the black leather version gives the studs the most colorful “pop” compared to the over-sweet pink and bright green leathers also offered. As an added bonus the perforated design gives your dog a little extra air conditioning during the summer months. Compliment your own colorful summer wardrobe with this collarful pick available thru DaWanda (kind of like Euro-Etsy) for 19.99 euros (approx $25USD).
Clearly taking notes from the sneaker style trend of white leather and gold metallics – this new Kappachan leather collar line from artist Nicolas Demersseman is on the “new-new” tip. Pairing up the collar with a leash and tag set you can roll out and leave jaws and tails wagging as you walk on by. Check out more pics after the jump.
Astute PupStyle readers will remember the fierce Dragon coat from ModRuff. And now ModRuff has returned with a new line of sculpted rubber collars.
The design is based on the classic martingale style usually meant for the longer necked breeds (greyhounds, whippets) who need a wide-banded gentle collar rather than a thin choker style collar. With this update to the basic martingale not only is the style turned up to eleven but the slide-on design combined with the flexible rubber exterior lined in fleece makes for a safer and more comfortable collar. Available in a wide range of 8 colors in both feminine and masculine colorways – our favorite for the beefier breed is the green (pictured below).
Nothing says “Spoiled & Fresh” at the same time like a dog collar and leash set from Louis Vuitton. The Baxter collar line from LV is pure canine elegance mixed with a healthy dose of conspicuous consumption. The set comes decked out in the famous LV patterned canvas backed with buttery smooth leather. And as a style bonus for the micro-pups (4lbs and less) the petit collar includes a removable brass LV bow tie. Leave it on for formal occasions and whip it off for letting loose. The Baxter sets are available in larger sizes as well – but no bowtie. (a class action size discrimination suit if I’ve ever heard of one!) The collars range in price from $250-$275 (USD) and the matching leashes run from $270-$305 (USD). Normally available thru Louis Vuitton’s website they are currently sold out online and only available at LV’s NYC flagship store.
Those cool kids over at Kappachan have done it again! Teaming up with Brussels-based underground artist Veuch they have taken a unique approach to the classic skull and bones icon. These collars are constructed of fine grade saddle leather embossed with Veuch’s electrified Skull with crossed swords. Available in Large and Extra Large – shorties need not apply – these designs are available in a warm cognac brown leather and a matte black leather. Currently they are available to purchase online directly from Kappachan in France and if you want to save on the International shipping they are slated to be carried at LA’s latest pet super boutique Pussy & Pooch.
Italian dog designers LilliBoo have been cranking out trendy and fashionable collars since 2004. Their philosophy being that collars for dogs are much like t-shirts for people – each carries its own fashion statement and we should be able to mix up our style depending on our mood. One of their sassy new designs is the Cape Town line with it’s perforated patent leather collar accented with chunky gold hardware highlights. Most of the LilliBoo line can be purchased online at BeautyDog in Sweden (note: prices are listed in Swedish Kronars)
New French dog brand Kappachan comes on strong with a killer collection of dog gear designed by 4 scorchingly hot illustrators Taling, KOA, Skwak and ILK. Taking a cue from the streetwear collaborative design trend: Kappachan works with these established artists to create unique and fresh designer gear for your dog. Super-tight French illustrator SKWAK gets toothy with a collar resplendent in teeth baring google-eyed doggies. While fellow countryman and cult illustrator KOA drops a spooky ghostly collar design. More designers are expected to join the Kappachan roster and they have a cat line of collars expected to be out later this fall. While they do not have a US retailer yet their online store is up and ready to sell you all of this freshness!
The famous Paul Smith colorful stripes pattern on your pooch. With a very long run in the “hot” category the famous Paul Smith multi-color stripes have shown up all over the place – from footballs to Mini Coopers. And finally the famous stripes are showing up on dog accesories. The Paul Smith Leather Lead is offered in two styles – one with perpendicular stripes and another with diagonal stripes. While the perpendicular stripes look fine on The Dog Collar – we really prefer to pair it with the diagonal striped Lead. I don’t know what it is but the length of the Straight Striped Lead gives it a Guatemalan woven belt look that is not quite the look you are going for…