Monday, February 29, 2016
Ronnie Creager #3.
This week Vert Is Dead takes a look back at Nadia Footwear. Ronnie Creager started the company in late 2001 after leaving éS. The team included Henry Sanchez, Corey Sheppard, Gailea Momolu, and Ali Boulala. The ad with the flowers was the first ad for the brand. The second ad shows some of the footwear models they made. It appears Sanchez beat Huf in using the letter H on the side of a shoe. I don't think I ever saw a pair in real life. Nadia lasted about a year or two. Ronnie lost a good deal of money in the project so I feel a little bad about running a week's worth of their ads. On the positive side, I did find a couple of interesting items to scan that maybe haven't been on the internet as often as other things.
Flowers: Transworld - November 2001 Volume 19 Number 11
Tailslide: Transworld - September 2002 Volume 20 Number 9