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New Shoes by John Fluevog

Opus Porter Shoe

Spring 2010 - John Fluevog Shoes

Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog is pleased to announce a very exciting new collaboration with Opus Hotels. Arriving this Spring is The Porter Shoe, designed and created exclusively for the hotel properties.

OPUS Hotels, with luxury boutique properties in both Vancouver and Montreal, has a reputation for personality, flair, & individuality. Always being on the cutting edge of cool, both John Fluevog and Opus Hotels found themselves on common ground.

"It was an idea that originated a couple of years ago, and as time went on it was more of a question of 'why haven't we done this yet,'" says John Fluevog. "The fit seemed right as it was a collaboration between two brands that are true to their West Coast origin, even if it's subtle. Additionally, both organizations have a loyal following and neither are afraid of a splash, a dash or a pop here and there."

"Style, design and innovation are three of OPUS Hotels' brand values and no one has been as innovative in their field as John Fluevog", says John deC. Evans, owner of OPUS Hotels. "It was a natural collaboration born out of a shared creativity, imagination and originality. Fluevog shoes personify the avant-garde, glamorous character of OPUS Hotels and this partnership adds an exciting new dimension to the brand."

Fluevog and John Evans tirelessly mixed children's paints until the perfect, pleasing OPUS/Fluevog/Porteresque shoe hue appeared. Embodying design, style and originality, the OPUS Hotels Porter Shoe is made in Portugal with Italian Analine Leathers and branded with OPUS Hotels inside. Featuring black patent with a dark pink leather, the two-tone color scheme matches Opus Hotels' strong colour decor.

The OPUS Hotels Porter Shoes will be showcased in the hotel lobbies and will be worn exclusively by valets and male guest service associates at OPUS Vancouver and OPUS Montreal. In true hotel fashion, the shoes will be featured on the hotel mini bar menu. The shoes are available in limited numbers in all ten North American Fluevog Shoes stores and online ($329 CA and $279 US).


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ABOUT JOHN FLUEVOG:

John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970 he has been steadfast in creating unique soles for unique souls that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and the Scissor Sisters to the runways of high fashion. Fluevogs were recently named one of the world’s most innovative companies in the fashion industry by creative business experts Fast Company, and have been voted Shoes of the Year too many times to mention. Additionally, John recently spoke at the L'Oreal Melbourne International Fashion Festival and has just opened The New Worldwide Flagship John Fluevog Shoes Store and Fluevog Design Offices in Vancouver, Canada.

À PROPOS DE JOHN FLUEVOG:

John Fluevog est un designer indépendant et un détaillant de chaussures qui se démarquent. Depuis 1970 il crée des chaussures uniques qui ajoutent de la personnalité à celui ou celle qui les porte, et ce, de façon constante. Ses créations ont été vues partout - allant des pieds de Madonna et des membres du groupe Scissor Sisters aux défilés de la haute couture. La revue Wired Magazine a d'ailleurs récemment donné la mention «WIRED» aux chaussures Fluevogs! De plus, John a récemment été invité au Festival international de la mode l'Oréal de Melbourne et au Salon de l'habitation et du design de Vancouver.

Press-ready photos available upon request. For more information or to talk to John contact: Photos de presse disponibles. Pour plus d'informations ou pour une entrevue avec John Fluevog :

Stephen Fluevog
phone 604-688-2879 x226
   
email stephen@fluevog.com
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*OPUS Hotel Vancouver*

Uniquely stylish and always fresh, OPUS Hotel Vancouver redefines the boutique experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. Ninety-six guestrooms feature vibrant colours, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. Located in fashionable Yaletown, close to Vancouver's best restaurants, spas and boutiques, the hotel is home to Elixir Bistro and the dramatic OPUS Bar. OPUS was voted one of the world's top 100 hotels by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. www.opushotel.com

*OPUS Hotel Montreal*

OPUS Hotel Montreal provides a unique boutique experience blending modern design with a nod to history in chic Montreal style. An intimate one hundred and thirty-six guestrooms combine sleek minimalist style with luxurious comfort. Home to glamourous Koko Restaurant + Bar and sophisticated Suco Resto Lounge, and located in downtown Montreal on the corner of Sherbrooke and St.Laurent, the hotel is also steps from the vibrant entertainment district and minutes from both Old Montreal and the "Plateau" Mont-Royal. OPUS Montreal is the second boutique hotel in the stylish OPUS Hotels group. www.opushotel.com

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