Swae Lee is looking to expand his brand with gender-neutral fashion designs and heeled boots in a new collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti.
During an interview with Footwear News Lee was asked why he chose to support a design like heeled shoes for men outside of the norm for rappers, the 26-year-old artist mentioned how a lot of rappers are afraid to be different.
“A lot of [rappers] are fucking scared to wear shit,” he said. “They want to think the old ways and put a limit on that shit. I’m not scared to be different.”
Swae went on to explain the purpose of the collection. “I was making something to go on someone’s body, to complete their outfit, the shoe completes a look,” he continued. “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.”
In the same interview, Zanotti told the publication Swae Lee had been very involved with the designing process for this particular collection. He claims Lee brought his own sketches to help with the creative process.
Rae Sremmurd, announced on Instagram he was collaborating with Giuseppe Zanotti to release a collection of floral printed shoes. The collection includes three different pairs of heeled boots. One pair is a powder pink ankle boot with a thick heel.
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#Repost @theshaderoom ・・・ TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ______________________________________ #TSRFashion: #SwaeLee is taking his talents to the fashion industry with a brand new fashion line with #GiuseppeZanotti! The brand expansion is one of Swae's many business ventures, where he will create a gender neutral fashion line, including men's heels, canvas boots, suede loafers and sneakers. ______________________________________ Swae sat down with @footwearnews to talk about his new line, which is a reflection of his unique style that's "breaking gender stereotypes." He says, unlike other rappers, he isn't afraid to be different. ______________________________________ "A lot of rappers are f*cking scared to wear sh*t,' Swae says. "They want to think the old ways and put a limit on that sh*t. I'm not scared to be different. I was making something to go on someone's body, to complete their outfit, the shoe completes a look.. It was up to me to make the outfit, so it was way different.
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credit: @torontolingo… @swaelee doesn’t have any boundaries when it comes to his style. The “Sunflower” singer is all about finding confidence through his clothing and if it means wearing men’s heels or a blouse, he’ll do it. Most recently, Swae Lee stepped out for the Grammy Awards wearing a Peter Dundas women’s look from the designer’s D8 collection which consisted of white wide-leg trousers and a matching robe jacket, both embellished with silver and crystal art nouveau embroidery. He completed the look in a pair of his own Giuseppe Zanotti collaboration boots, which happen to have a stacked heel. #swaelee #HipHop #heels #potd #fashion