Jhene Aiko releasing second shoe collection
The collection was inspired by being outdoors.
Singer Jhene Aiko has re-teamed with designers at Teva footwear to release her second shoe line.
The Worst star's Teva x Jhene Aiko collection launched last year (16) and featured three styles for women. The first collection came about after Jhene discovered the shoes while vacationing in Hawaii in 2014.
"The new collection was inspired by being outside and the natural beauty of the sky," she tells Billboard. "I always say, Teva feels like you're walking on a cloud and it's the next best thing to being barefoot, because they're (shoes are) so comfortable.
"This design reminds me of a really pretty sunset when there are clouds in the sky on a summer day with a shimmer, that feels like a magical daydream," she continues. "I feel like there's so much to discover when you're outside and seeing new beautiful things, and that's how I wanted the sandal to feel. In the first collaboration, the colours were very specific, and I wanted these to feel a little more neutral and versatile."
And, after working with designers on her initial collection, the 29-year-old knew what styles she wanted to incorporate in the new line.
"I loved the Flatform and hadn't owned any platform shoes until I did the (original) collaboration," she says. "The Hurricane XLT was the original model I had and it's a sandal suitable for hiking.
"Of course, I had to get the classic Universal for the people who are more in-between and want an everyday sandal. I also knew that I wanted to work in rose gold because it's one of my favourite things ever and it's a shade suitable for both spring and summer."
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