It’s a fundamental part of our Cole Haan heritage. It’s the hustle, the craftsmanship, and the innovative
design that supports every next step. This holiday season, we acknowledge the possibilities, communities,
and traditions that root us all, so we can believe in what matters most.
Photographer & Content Creator
Chloe has always been passionate about photography, food and interiors.
In her book ‘Saisons: La Table Vegane’ she explores not just food but the beauty of meals.
Through the years, her classical, timeless style has led her work to a more bold, feminine and elegant aesthetic.
A lifelong passion for the culinary arts has led Rōze through some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens.
Inspired by the different cultures and flavors experienced during his travels, Rōze has perfected a
distinct ability to translate elements of elevated fine-dining into his private events.
The Internationally renowned and award-winning artist and poet Shurooq Amin constantly creates to challenge socio-political dichotomies. She’s he first Kuwaiti woman t be interviewed on BBC’s HARD Talk, and boasts an impressive portfolio of 15 solo exhibitions and 45 group exhibitions.
Farah Bishara is Kuwaiti DJ renowned for her 90s hip hop sets on vinyl, and founder of Kuwait’s first vinyl store, Vinyl Destination. Challenging local gender stereotypes about women in the entertainment field, Farah has always pushed boundaries by pursuing her passion.
Joffrey School Graduate, founder of the Institute of Performance Arts, and Restaurateur Sara Al Humood cultivates a safe space for movement online. The Mexican Kuwaiti hybrid loves to utilize dance to motivate people, and she channels her culinary passions at Azteca, her family restaurant.
Dana Ghareeb is a passionate nutritionist and Business Owner that educates her followers about the value of healthy eating. She is also the founder of Wafra Wellness, a lifestyle website focused on all aspects of wellness as well as local food subscriptions.
Local Executive Chef and President of the Kuwait Chef Club Faisal Al Nashmi brings to Kuwait elevated dining experiences in the form of Al Makan Table Otto, Street Café Kuwait, Pam and Cow, San Ristorante, Experimental Eatery and Zuba’s Kitchen.
A passion for design, street culture, and entrepreneurialism transformed Jeff Staple from a New York City
art student with an idea into a world-renowned brand unto himself. This year his STAPLE streetwear label
celebrated its 25th anniversary alongside the Reed Space retail store, and Reed Art Department design agency.
He continues to collaborate with some of the world’s biggest brands and hosts of the popular
podcast “The Business of HYPE” on HYPEBEAST radio.
Shantell’s commitment to putting positive messages into the world has led her
from the UK to Japan to Brooklyn and beyond. A textbook multi-hyphenate, she is
perhaps best known for her large-scale line drawings and live art performances
that creates connections between fine art, education, design, philosophy, and technology.
She’s also an adjunct professor and fellow at Ivy League universities, and earlier this
year she premiered her first choreographed ballet, “KITES,” at the Boston Ballet.
Atiba found a home in the skateboarding community from a young age. Infatuated not just by
the athleticism but the inherent self-expression, he became one of the sport’s foremost photographers.
Known as a documentarian of culture, his work captures not just action but unfiltered moments of
his subjects through portraiture. He is also a serial entrepreneur with his hands in companies from bags to beverages.
Sophia Chang was born and raised in Queens, New York and credits her community with
providing a rich palette for her artistic aspirations. As an illustrator, her style
deftly combines hand-drawn skill and digital finishing, resulting in vivid depictions
of people, products, and word art. As the founder of UNDO Magazine, a biannual health
and wellness publication, she created a platform for artists, athletes and creatives.
When her modeling career was interrupted by the pandemic, she and fellow model and friend
Jordy Murray moved to Los Angeles and discovered a shared passion for vintage furniture.
That friendship led them to collect and curate pieces that they shared on Instagram.
Their passion—and following—grew, ultimately leading them to found Friends of Form—an interior
design studio (now in Brooklyn) that blends Nora and Jordy’s creativity and entrepreneurial
spirit into a business designed to help beautiful objects lead to joyful living.
Joekennth shares his voice, hope, and journey through his work. With a multimedia approach,
he writes poetry that empowers and has published two intimate memoirs, the most recent one,
“Days After Your Departure,” has been adapted into a short film and is available on HBO. He
also performs spoken-word and captures the beauty and complexities of New York life with his photography.
As a cultural ambassador for Peru, Juana has used her prominence as a model
and actress to advocate for the female artisans and hand-weaving culture of
her homeland. She founded Nuna Awaq (“Soul of the Artisan”) as a platform to
promote the unique textiles, and to create opportunities for the artisans to
collaborate with international designers and brands, helping them to grow
their businesses and have independence.
A longstanding fascination with sneakers and clothes started Yang-Yi’s journey
to help men live more stylish, confident lives. A Canadian native who today calls
New York City home, he writes about fashion, sports, and culture for GQ, the
“magazine that got him into magazines,” and introduces readers to new designers, brands, and ideas.