2015 Matisse Footwear (design collaboration) Apr 28, 2015 9:09:12 GMT
Post by Admin on Apr 28, 2015 9:09:12 GMT
Kate Bosworth Partners With Matisse on Chic Shoe Collection
Kate Bosworth knows her way around a Coachella look—one of which can best be described as a patchwork bohemian jacket and white poplin mini dress paired with tan suede booties with star embellishment. Those boots served as a subtle yet serious standout, and are part of the actress' new capsule collection with Matisse footwear. Hitting a higher price point than the brand's traditional line, the offering is Spring-ready, yet seasonally diverse, inspired by everything from Ed Ruscha's art to "Blue Crush." Below, Bosworth explains her design process, and how she'll rock the rest of the 10-piece collection.
What made you want to do a shoe line now?
I have always been attracted to fashion that is transitional wear, meaning, designs that carry a woman from season to season, from day to night. That was a significant part of the thought process for this collection. I wanted to think about footwear that is directional and also comfortable. I like my shoes to have a bit of personality...
Why was Matisse a good partner for you?
We were introduced by a mutual friend and felt we would work well together. All collaborations I have been involved with started organically. There must be a common goal in mind— to understand and appreciate the person we are designing for. Matisse is successful at understanding their customer but was also looking for someone to bring a different perspective at a slightly higher price point. I felt I could help them achieve this vision.
What was the inspiration for the collection?
I find inspiration in many things, from art, to film, to what is relevant in fashion currently or what I would like to see come back around, and from my own life experiences. One of my favorite artists is Ed Ruscha. His "HOT SHOT" piece became my main inspiration for the "Hoyt." The "Dawn" style is slightly surf inspired (we utilized neoprene) and is a nod to my "Blue Crush" days.
Are there any girls who inspire you?
Lots of them! I love seeing girls who feel confident with themselves and embrace their individuality. My step-daughter, Jasper, is one.
What's your design process like?
Initially I brought in a variety of images to dictate the mood for an overall scope of the collection. Though there are only about 10 styles in this collaboration, I knew I wanted it to feel diverse. My own style can vary from bohemian, to sporty, to minimalist. I wanted to translate this kaleidoscopic feel into the collection. In this sense, there is something that can appeal to many different women, moods and style of dress. Once we knew the shapes of the shoes we decided on material, metals and embellishments. Once these decisions are made and the designs are locked, the sampling process begins and amendments are made when necessary.
How will you personally style them?
I wanted to create shapes that are versatile and can be worn in many ways. I can wear the "Kelly" strappy sandal with denim, silk shorts or a little summer dress. The booties can be worn in a more folk-inspired manner, paired with a long skirt. I'd love to see the "Dawn" sporty sandal works with a long black slip dress...to balance the femininity of the dress with a sportier shoe.
The Kate Bosworth Matisse collection retails for $320 -$505, and will available at Nordstrom.com and MatisseFootwear.com