A new New Yorker, Emily loves writing about fashion, blasting hip-hop, and testing out this new “adult” thing. When she’s not busy running around in heels she enjoys exploring the city and plans to write a book about her life one day.

Ever since the entrance of the “trucker hat” into fashionable circles at least 10 years ago, there’s been a certain place in everyone’s heart for a few unapologetically, traditionally “blue-collar” wardrobe items.

Indeed, “couture” brands like DSquared2 have made an art of it, with perfectly distressed jeans, corduroy caps, and giant, enameled belt buckles.

So with the mix of “high and low” styles enjoying a level of unprecedented success — hopefully a sign of the further deterioration of classisim — it’s no surprise that CAT, most commonly known for construction vehicles, would be looking to conquer the fashion scene.

CAT is looking to conquer the fashion scene.

The result? A  line of durable, comfortable, trendy shoes … and a hip New York party to kick it off.

(Photos: Alyson Roy)

The dimly lit industrial space off Bowery was the launchpad for the current Fall/Winter 2016 collection, with a first look at the upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 line. The collection on view was composed of fashionable boots, sandals, and shoes for men and women alongside the caption, “Make a Scene.”

The shoes are perfect for the city-life — the line offers a lightweight shoe, and some are even waterproof. They’re perfect for changing climates, and even fashionable enough to wear to music festivals.

They’re fashionable enough to wear to music festivals.

The  party featured a DIY cocktail bar hosted by master mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, the Creative Director of Seamstress New York; a pop-up tattoo parlor featuring temporary ink by Tattly; a photo booth courtesy of @DrinkBai; tunes by DJ Jasper Stapleton; and a curation of great eats thanks to @TheBrotherBuoy, including cookies and brownies by @ovenly, charcuterie by @cherrypointnyc and mini pop tarts by @hailmarybk.

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