Kat Von D’s New Shoe Line Could Be Made of… Pineapples and Mushrooms?
Kat Von D is spawning a fashion empire! The makeup mogul, who has become an innovator in the beauty space, thanks to products such as brushes meant to catch glitter fallout and universally flattering lip liner shades, is now gearing up for a self-funded, vegan shoe line, aptly dubbed Von D Shoes, one of which will have a very cool hidden element.
As Racked reported in its feature piece on the tattoo artist, one of her upcoming collection’s 26 shoes, a boot, will come equipped with — get this! — a hidden lipstick compartment! And that’s not all. It will also be produced in Italy, using all high-end leather alternative materials.
“I’m not interested in looking at cheap plastics,” the designer quipped to the outlet. “We’re looking at all these innovative, different leather substitutes that are made out of mushroom and pineapple and they’re actually great for the environment and look equal to, if not better than leather.”
While the boot’s prototype has yet to be released, the 35-year-old has been giving a glimpse at the shoe line’s development along the way, with shots of unique heels in sculpted, pointed shapes.
“Crystalized. Geometric. Sculpted custom heels,” she wrote, adding, “Seriously can’t wait to launch this shoe line!”
She also posted a pic of herself on her first day of work for the line back in September, saying, “Sizing up heels for this pair of post-apocalyptic asymmetrical vegan leather heels I designed.”
We, for one, cannot WAIT to see what else she has up her sleeve!
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