Rocket Power


A bastion of Californian cool, Rocket Dog has been flying the flag for individuality since 1997. Known for their bold prints and classic styles, the brand is still as popular as when it first launched. We spoke to designer Tanya Bartels, based in LA, to talk celebrities, key trends and what’s next.

Rocket Dog was founded back in 1997, how do you think the brand has progressed since then?
Rocket Dog remains true to its Californian spirit by combining its roots with a relaxed casual lifestyle and heritage. Over the years it has evolved its assortments and product lines across all the female consumer categories needs from boots, sandals, casuals, beach and everyday comfort flats.


How would you describe the Rocket Dog woman?
She is a Californian dreaming girl that represents effortless and sincere style, never sacrificing her unique look. She is confident, a natural beauty, driven and loves her Rocket Dog shoes. She collects them, blogs about them and posts on social media channels about them.

Can you tell us the inspiration behind the SS14 collection?
Fun island-inspired prints, bright colours and materials that represent a sport-infused look.

Rocket Dog is known for its strong prints, what is the key pattern for this SS14 season?
Wild tribal prints and bright stripes are key with accents including friendship bracelets on the ankle.


Rocket Dog shoes have been worn by everyone from Demi Moore to Jessica Simpson, who else would you like to see sporting your shoes?
Every woman who wants to feel a bit of the Californian spirit.

What’s next for Rocket Dog?
To design and deliver fashion products for our consumer head to toe.

Any top tips for styling your Rocket Dogs?
Express your own individuality. It all works.

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