In their mission to create ‘unique soles for unique souls’— footwear designer John Fluevog, has created a new and freshly daring shoe and accessory collection, that takes inspiration from the life and virtuosity of legendary Rock God, Jimi Hendrix. This collection is not only a vibrant, and truly electric celebration of all the art and sole of rock and roll, but one that inspires with a look as fierce and bold as Hendrix himself.
John Fluevog’s shoes have been named one of the world’s most innovative companies in the fashion industry by business experts Fast Company; and beloved by us here at BUST as well. They are now celebrating an impressive 50 year anniversary as a company, and with the release of their new Jimi Hendrix Footwear Collection— Fluevog continues to manifest their tasteful reputation.
Upon its release earlier today, John and the Fluevog Design Team worked directly with Jimi’s family in order to create their intimate collection of boots, belts, bracelets— as well as a bag.
One of their main center pieces is Fluevog’s brazen, and totally eye-popping platform boot— The Stand Up Electric Lady. She is tall in spunk with her silk scarf lacing and custom velvet colourways— certainly made for the confident heart.
Jimi’s own handwriting is also immortalized into the burnout velvet used within the collection, seen also in their new square-toed ankle boot, The Tudor Jimi. This boot features a delicate, braided appliqué that is offered in similar velvet colors, and gold embroidery.
“If ever a product line has drawn from the very essence of the Hendrix experience, this one has,” said Jimi’s sister Janie in regards to the new Fluevog collection which she helped develop.
“Fluevog has truly grasped the signature style and energy of Jimi and created pieces that could very well have come out of his closet….the “wow effect” that Jimi unveiled every time he appeared is definitely there! Each intricate detail is a bold expression of his sense of fashion. I’ve long been a fan of John Fluevog’s designs and I’m absolutely smitten with what we have worked together to create. I think the world will be equally dazzled!”
John Fluevog speaks pleasantly about his opportunity to connect to the Hendrix family, saying it was a ‘privilege to be connected to such a cultural icon as Jimi.’
“We went deep into Jimi’s clothes, style and overall journey,” said Fluevog. “And I can envision him swinging down the streets of London in this collection looking perfect. We’re so proud of it and we’d like to think Jimi would approve.”
To check out Fluevog’s full Jimi Hendrix collection, go to the Fluevog website, or visit their stores nationwide.
Top Photo:Tony Gale / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC