Three creative visionaries. Three global capitals. Three distinct points of view. One iconic partnership.
Jimmy Choo launched a collaboration that fuses the unique creativity of three creative talents: the New York based artist and designer, Eric Haze; the Japanese fashion icon and guest style curator, Poggy; and the brand’s London-based Creative Director, Sandra Choi.
Marrying Jimmy Choo’s modern sophistication with Haze’s gritty, urban aesthetic, the limited-edition collection features men’s, women’s and unisex footwear styles in addition to bags and small leather accessories.
This creative alliance was first inspired by a conversation between Sandra and Poggy, where they shared their mutual love of the 1980s, specifically the underground music and art scenes that blossomed in downtown New York during that era.
It was during this period that Eric Haze, an internationally known and respected artist, rose to prominence with his bold, graphic, non-figurative designs – the perfect visual expression of the raw energy that defined New York during that decade. Alongside artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Eric Haze channeled the pulsating, visceral energy of Manhattan into art that was kinetic, exciting, and undeniably fresh.
For this collaboration, Jimmy Choo was given access to Eric’s signature star motif, which is also one of Jimmy Choo’s most recognizable design insignias. Together, they reimagined this shared emblem – blowing it up, layering it, obscuring it to create a vibrant print that has been used to decorate stilettos, driving shoes, loafers, sneakers and bags.
“We’re trying to do the magic trick of being sophisticated on a luxury level while still being historically authentic on a street level,” said Eric Haze. “It’s really satisfying to me to be part of a collection that I want to wear, that I want my friends to have, that I want to send out to every fashionable person I know.”
The collaboration is a perfect vehicle to express Jimmy Choo’s daring side that plays with the tension of unexpected juxtapositions. The unisex loafer covered in “broken” crystals has a mix of grit and glamour that is instantly recognizable as a Jimmy Choo signature. The mini tote bag, featuring Haze’s dynamic, urban scrawl, is a playful interpretation of a going out bag.
Completing the lifestyle assortment, a hoodie with a hand drawn Jimmy Choo logo graphic by Eric Haze will be included, which is inspired by the reverse weave French terry style from the 80s. Meanwhile, the men’s FOXLEY smoking slipper and the women’s LOVE stiletto pump, both featuring Haze graphics, embody the confident and glamorous aesthetic of the brand.
Shop this limited-edition collection at Jimmy Choo in Aventura Mall, located on the Lower Level. For more information, call 786-204-4309.