Who says your kicks and favorite piece of jewelry can’t be one and the same? Not designer Jennifer Meyer, who has lent her artistic hand, as well as her passion for gold and semi-precious stones, to the Superga XO Jennifer Meyer collaboration, a new, easy-to-wear collection of sneakers all adorned with Meyer’s Southern Californian ethereal sensibility and a mix of the pieces she’s beloved for. Her “shot through the heart” necklace was repurposed for the new project, for instance.
The selection boasts a white, cream, pink, baby blue, navy, and black array of low- and high-top sneakers that, while follow Superga’s street-approved philosophy, come colored with pendants (and cute prints, like palm trees) in the shape of hearts, elephants, arrows, triangular studs, and four-leaf clovers.
“When we were designing the collection, I started with symbols of good luck, shapes that I use in my jewelry line, and of course California. We really thought about the hardware and how we could include a little bit of JM on every shoe,” Meyer tells Globalbeautynews exclusively. As for how easily sneakers fell in line with her style M.O, it was a piece of cake.
“I have always loved Supergas—I live in mine!” she admits. “Supergas are such a classic shoe, the perfect balance of laid-back and put together. I wear mine with everything from a pair of jeans to dresses,” she noted, adding, “When they approached me about the collaboration it felt like the perfect fit.”
And while the line is youthful in spirit, ranging in price from $149 to $199, making the shoes the perfect Galentine’s Day gift, the young ones in your life can also hop on the Meyer and Superga train. “I couldn’t help myself and I had to design a few kids’ styles as well,” Meyer quipped. “I’m always thinking about my two children whenever I’m designing and I cant wait to see them wearing [the shoes].” The smaller-scale sneakers are for kids aged 2 to 10, and start at $99.
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See more of the designs below. And mark your calendars—the #SupergaXOJM collection will be available exclusively at Barneys New York in February, as well as at Superga stores nationwide and Superga-USA.com.
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