There’s only one thing that could pop up in Solange Knowles’ Instagram feed that would make us more excited than the behind-the-scenes snaps from her honeymoon (okay, okay, we mean besides a bump photo), and that’s a shot showing she’s back at it as a fashion collaborator. We got exactly that this week when pics of sneakers popped up in her profile to announce the singer’s return as creative director for PUMA on two brand-new footwear lines out this month.
With fashion girls constantly upping their athleisure game these days, the demand for a round two from Solange and her crew of New York designers — the same names from the original series — was higher than ever (a girl needs something to pair with her drawer full of joggers). And so far, with one release already in stores, the dream team has not disappointed. The already available trio of lace-ups called “Wild Wonder” showcases Solange’s flair for color mixing: her springy palette of bright sky blues and lime greens is as playful as ever, both on their own (as seen on Solange’s Suede Classic WNS, $120) and when set against graphics like the eye-popping black and white soles on the Trinomic XT2 Plus Swirls ($180) or reflective geometric cut outs on the Trinomic XT2 Plus Triangle ($180). But what’s most impressive (especially up close) are the textures she coaxes out of the layers of sporty fabrics — a Solange signature we’re hoping to see more of on the two additional styles called “Behind the Bazarr” that will be released December 13.
You can shop the Solange-approved sneakers online at madisonstyle.com. *We’ll* be saving them from the sleet and snow so that we can flaunt them all throughout 2015 — we’re gonna need them looking as out-of-the-box as possible when Beyoncé’s sporty TopShop line drops later next year. Obviously, the plan is to be dressed in Knowles from head to toe.
Are you saving up for a special pair of wear-everywhere kicks for the new year? Tell us how you style your sneakers in the comments below.
(h/t + Images Saint Heron)