It’s happening! Jennifer Lopez is coming back to the fashion world with a shoe line, which is about to be launched in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. We don’t actually have to wait that long to have a glimpse of it, as the #GiuseppexJennifer shoe line is coming sooner than you expect, and is even going to feature two handbags!
Those who like to follow Jennifer Lopez around won’t be surprised about the collaboration. The musician, produces, singer, dancer, reality show host, designer (she founded the JLO by Jennifer Lopez clothing brand in 2001), and actress is always busy with something new, and her sense of fashion has always been strong throughout the years.
Whether one finds Jennifer Lopez’ looks wearable/inspirational or not, the 47-year-old talented beauty has always been one of the world’s leading trendsetters, especially during the Nineties. Although she is often in the spotlight due to her jaw-dropping, curve-hugging dresses, Lopez has always had a secret passion for shoes, so it will be extremely interesting to see how this passion is going to be translated in the Giuseppe Zanotti x Jennifer Lopez collection.
“I’m very proud of the businesses I’ve built,” Lopez told WWD. “They’ve allowed me to bring really great product at an accessible price point. But I hadn’t done a high-end project yet and this seemed like the right time, medium and designer. I’ve always been passionate about shoes. Sometimes I even choose an outfit around my shoes.”
As for what concerns Giuseppe Zanotti’s side of the story, such news isn’t surprising either. The Italian designer has often partnered with celebrities to create one-of-a-kind collections that could appeal to the younger audience. Most recently, he collaborated with Janet Jackson, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian, and all those line-ups were overall highly appreciated.
The Giuseppe Zanotti x Jennifer Lopez collaboration is, however, a more thoughtful one, as the first plans were formed in Los Angeles last May. The duo wanted first to collaborate on a few custom styles but, like Lopez’ and Zanotti’s career paths, the idea evolved into something more complex. In an unexpected turn of events, Giuseppe Zanotti and Jennifer Lopez decided to work together on a full-on collection, the designs, materials and overall silhouettes of which could combine Jennifer’s iconic style with the Italian luxury house’s legacy.
“I’ve always been inspired by Jennifer and love the way she looks in my shoes,” explained Zanotti. “It was a natural evolution to collaborate together.”
As far as we know, the range includes at least a few platform sandals, pumps, open-toe booties, and even a pair of wedge sneakers embellished with crystals. Everything is going to be designed according to Lopez’ favorite colors and styles, so we probably have to wait for a lot of animal prints and shiny decorations. Needless to say, she’ll bring sexy back, for sure (sorry Justin).
“I think it goes without saying that, like every other girl, I love a killer pair of shoes,” she told British Vogue. “Whether I’m walking the red carpet or dressed casually, the right shoes complete my outfit to make me feel beautiful, sexy, and fearless.”
The Giuseppe Zanotti x Jennifer Lopez line (featuring both shoes and bags) is going to be available on the brand’s website and at famous department stores starting from January 2017, but is going to be shown for the very first time at the Fashion Association of New York from Aug. 2 to 4. As for the prices, it won’t be that cheap: the designs will retail from $795 to $1,995.
Photos courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti