Collection available at John Fluevog stores and online
Noted footwear designer John Fluevog has announced a new collection created in conjunction with Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company that manages and safeguards the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The designs exude a decidedly retro rock and roll aura as befits a collection of shoes and accessories inspired by the art, life and music of the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Drawing from Hendrix’s lyrics, legacy and distinct fashionsense, Fluevog and his design team worked closely with the Hendrix family to pay tribute to the late music icon.
“I feel such a sense of privilege to be connected to a cultural icon at the level of Jimi Hendrix,” Fluevog shares. “We went deep into Jimi’s clothes, style and overall journey; one can envision him swinging down the streets of London in this collection looking perfect. We’re so proud of it and we’d like to think Jimi would be delighted with our collective efforts. It was truly a pleasure to connect and work with [Experience Hendrix President and CEO] Janie Hendrix on this project.”
The venture was coordinated with Authentic Hendrix, LLC, the licensing arm of Experience Hendrix. Janie Hendrix was effusive in her praise for the endeavor. “If ever a product line has drawn from the very essence of the Hendrix experience, this one has. Fluevog has truly grasped the signature style and energy of Jimi and created pieces that could very well have come out of his closet. The ‘wow effect’ that Jimi unveiled every time he appeared is definitely there! Each intricate detail is a bold expression of his sense of fashion. I’ve long been a fan of John Fluevog’s designs, and I’m absolutely smitten with what we have worked together to create. I think the world willbe equally dazzled!”
Among the highlights of the new line are The Tudor Jimi, a square-toed ankle boot with braided appliqué and The Stand Up Electric Lady, a tall platform boot with silk scarf lacing. Both styles will be coming in gold embroidery and custom devoré velvet variations. Jimi’s own handwriting is immortalized into the velvet used within the collection.
The shoes will be available at Fluevog stores everywhere and online beginning January 27th.
Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970, he has been steadfast in creating “unique soles for unique souls” that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Jack White to the runways of Anna Sui, Comme des Garçons and others in high fashion. Fluevog was recently recognized as The Canadian Footwear Industry’s Shoe Person of the Year and Fluevog Shoes was named one of the world’s most innovative companies in the fashion industry by FastCompany magazine.