While much of the country slogged through yet another dreary Saturday this past weekend, Solange Knowles dropped her first ever fashion collaboration—vibrant Puma sneakers cheerfully reminding us that summer is, in fact, in our near future.
The “Girls of Blaze” collection is fun, warm, bold, and youthful, just like the singer herself. Despite being a innovative style icon for years, this is Solange’s design debut. The Puma “Disc” laceless sneaker has conventionally been a men’s-only shoe, but Solange has never been one to adhere to convention. She’s taken a men’s style and made it all her own by pumping up the color and adding multiple textures. The look is a little 80s, a bit tropical, very sporty, and all Solange. There is nothing understated about the sneakers, and that’s exactly what we’d expect of such a creative woman whose style consistently surprises and delights.
These shoes evoke daydreams of carefree July afternoons when your only pressing concern is whether your new pair of flashy kicks are going to get scuffed up on the way from the beach to the block party. These are the types of shoes that make you want to join a pick-up game of basketball even if you’re terrible at it, or host a backyard barbecue even if you don’t own a grill. These are the types of shoes that will make your summer.
Let the technicolor New-Orleans-shot lookbook brighten your February day, and go over to Opening Ceremony to shop the collection.