Swae Lee has officially taken his fashion design game to the next level. The Mississippi bred rapper, also known as half of the rap duo Rae Sremmurd, will be collaborating with Giuseppi Zanotti on a new fashion line.
According to FootwearNews, Swae Lee has teamed with the shoe giant for a limited-edition shoe collaboration. The collection will include boots, loafers, and sneakers featuring vibrant pinks, floral designs, embroidery, glitter, and other detailing.
“A lot of [rappers] are f**king scared to wear s**t,” he told the outlet. “They want to think the old ways and put a limit on that s**t, “’m not scared to be different.”
He continues, “Although, design is much different from music, I was making something to go on someone’s body, to complete their outfit. The shoe completes a look,” he said. “It was up to me to make the most key part of the outfit so it was way different. Now I’m helping people with their well-being. This is their image. That’s important.”
Swae Lee has long been seen as a fashion risk–taker, blurring the lines of gender and fashion. From rocking heeled boots to experimenting with fabrics that are considered feminine, Swae has become a breath of fresh air in the world of fashion. And Zanotti couldn’t be any more pleased.
“He asked me to do flowers,” Zanotti tells the publication. “Usually the rule with flowers is that they are more feminine. It’s very strange for a sneaker. He also asked us to do a pale blue boot with a pink rose. I was confused,” said Zanotti. “But, in this moment in time, there’s no more gender. There’s no sneaker for men or women. It’s the same. This collection is feminine but masculine in a different way. Welcome to the present.”
The gender-neutral offering retails between $995 and $1550. Shop the Giuseppi for Swae Lee collection exclusively at luxury retailers and on Giuseppezanotti.com.
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