California-based designer Melody Ehsani has collaborated with Reebok to present one of its most woke collections ever. Tagged with activist Wael Gonhim’s quote “the power of the people is greater than the people in power,” Melody’s forthcoming Spring 2017 collection with the brand is a celebration of the beauty, power and legacy of women of color.
Responsible for some of Reebok’s most iconic silhouettes, she brings her cool-kid aesthetic to the collection which features denim jumpsuits, button-up dresses and scuba dresses all emblazoned with the goddess Nefertiti. The central piece in the collabo, of course, is the Reebok Princess sneaker, with Nefertiti on the heal and cream and red detailing.
This is the first of four collections Melody will be presenting with Reebok, each one a thematic celebration of a group that inspires her.
“This particular collection is dedicated to women of color,” said Melody in a statement. “Drawing from iconic imagery of the past while honoring the present, I am reminded of the legacy of beauty, power, intelligence, resilience and vision that has always existed. We stand on the shoulders of greats who have come before us, while honoring those present among us who have literally created movements in their respective mediums. The effects of which will affect generations to come.”
ME x Reebok hits stores at Midnight this Friday, May 19 on melodyehsani.com. Click through to check out more pieces from the collection.