The LA-based designer Alex Davis unveils her collection of one-of-a-kind boots and booties in NYC this weekend, with a pop-up trunk show at the young boutique, A Man and a Woman, on Christopher and Gay.
These aren't just your regular old boots — Cobra Society crafts statement shoes featuring kilim fabric uppers made by female artisans in Morocco, incorporating a North African aesthetic and influences of Le Corbusier and Giorgio di Sant'Angelo.
"I've always been a boot person," Davis told us. "I have over 75 pairs of boots, and I like boots that I can live in and that last forever. I lived in Morocco, and I wanted to cobine the North African ethnic sensibility and traditional craftsman ship with a high-fashion item — Cobra Society is the product."
According to Davis, more than 400 hands touch each pair at the factory alone, with each rug requiring a month's worth of work.
We've got a weekend treat with the temporary trunk show, where boots will be available between $795 and $1,195, after which point there'll be somewhat of a wait (until late summer for fall shipment) before we can get them again.
Cobra Society Pop-Up at A Man and a Woman: Through Sunday; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 12-6 p.m.