Whenever Hush Puppies is mentioned, the nostalgic vision of a cute Basset Hound with ears so long they’re almost dragging across the floor immediately springs to mind!

Time truly flies: the beloved contemporary casual footwear brand is turning 60 this year. And what better way to celebrate its birthday than a charity auction to help dogs in need?

Hush Puppies Basset Hound Exhibition X Save Our Street Dogs 

In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, Hush Puppies has invited 14 artists and creative groups to design the brand’s iconic Basset Hound in sculptures that ranges from 22 centimetres to 1.2 metres in height. 

Six prominent Singaporean artists, namely Tiffany Lovage, Linda Hao, Tan Yang Er (Yang), Julian Chia from The Bold Fox, Alvin Tan from PHUNK Studios, and Band of Doodlers, each painted a 1.2 m-tall Hush Puppies Basset Hound sculpture with their own interpretation of a decade from the 1950’s to 2000’s. 

The six sculptures will be displayed at The Clementi Mall from 22nd to 28th June 2018 for public viewing and photo taking. 

During the themed celebration of “Hush Puppies 60th Anniversary Thru The Decades” at Funan Showsuite earlier this week, it was also announced that these six Hush Puppies sculptures are up for public online auction from 9th to 30th June 2018, with all proceeds going to animal welfare centre, Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD). 

Photo: (left) Ms Raisa Akwilla, from Hush Puppies and (right) Ms Malina Tjhin, co-Founder and General Manager of Save Our Street Dogs, officialising their partnership.

Interested members of the public may bid and follow the bidding updates from Hush Puppies’ social media platforms: Facebook  or Instagram.

A Trip Down Memory Lane With Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies also launched “The Decades Limited Edition Collection” for men and “The Heritage Collection” for women as part of the 60th Anniversary celebration.

The Decades Limited Edition collection consists of six iconic designs, each representing a fashion trend in each decade from the 1950’s leading up to the 2000’s. 

The Heritage Collection features two bestselling designs, each available in 3 colours.

The Decades Limited Edition Collection For Men 

1958 – Bernard 58 Oxford 

These 1950s lace-up Oxford shoe is both stylish and practical. The vintage design is made up of sleek pony hair with velvet and patent accents make up the outer construction, while a durable rubber sole provides comfort with every step. 

Retails at S$258.00 

1960 – Bernard 60s Oxford 

Hush Puppies’ 1960s Oxford is inspired by minimalist art and mod-fashion, channeling a rockstar vibe. 

Retails at S$258.00 

1970 – Bernard 70s Slip On 

This 1970s loafer is crafted in sleek suede, the front features a patchwork pattern with a leather tassel detail. A durable rubber sole provides comfort and stability wherever the day takes you. 

Retails at S$258.00 

1980 – Bernard 80s Oxford

Crafted in a bold neon colour palette and completed with a pop art-inspired print along the toe to edgy studs along the back. 

Retails at S$258.00 

1990 – Bernard 90s Chukka 

Inspired by the grunge era, this leather lace-up style features stud detailing along the seams and contrast laces. 

Retails at S$258.00 

2000 – Bernard 2000 Slip On

 Designed with an eye catching gold foil “HP” logo print along the back of the ankle. 

Retails at S$258.00 

2018 – Shiba Brogue Oxford 

Not a limited edition design, but part of Hush Puppies Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The Shiba Brogue Oxford reflects today’s smart casual style with an authentic spirit that is quintessentially Hush Puppies. Featuring dog thread design on a translucent sole, the Shiba Brogue Oxford epitomises what it means to be modern and casual today. 

Retails at S$179.00 

The Heritage Collection For Women 

Anne Bow Loafer 

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Put your best foot forward with a refined grosgrain bow topped on rich suede loafers that beautifully tie your look together. Designed with a round toe, low heel and padded footbed for complete comfort.

Retails at S$139.00 

Anne Loafer 

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Stay one step ahead with a pair of versatile rich suede loafer with low heel that is perfect for a casual Friday with dark jeans and top or dress them up with slacks. 

Retails at $139.00 

The Decades Limited Edition and The Heritage collections are both available at three selected Hush Puppies stores, namely Great World City (#01-08/09), Tampines Mall (#02- 20/21), The Clementi Mall (#03-36/37).