Grateful Dead’s new line of comfy shoes; Elton John’s new line of ladies’ fashion
The Grateful Dead has teamed up with Sanuk to launch a new line of sandals and comfortable slip-on shoes. Elton John ok’d a new line of ladies’ fashion from trendy label Réalisation Par (French for “made by”).
The Grateful Dead shoes and sandals from Sanuk all feature the famous dancing bears, with some also boasting inner linings with tie-dye designs.
The new kicks are variations of popular Sanuk styles, including in the Yoga Sling 2 sandal, the Furreal Classic flip flop, and the Donna and Vagabond Sidewalk Surfers. The Donna and Vagabond feature a hemp upper section.
A previous Sanuk x Grateful Dead Collection was released in April 2019.
“We’re pumped to release a second collection as a tribute to one of the most celebrated rock bands of all time,” says Sanuk executive Seth Pulford. “The visual and musical symbols that represent the Grateful Dead stand apart from every other band, and that’s what we’re hoping to achieve with these new patterns and colorways in classic Sanuk styles.”
You can check out the new collection at Sanuk.com.
Elton John has given the O.K. to the trendy Australian label Réalisation Par to launch a women’s collection inspired by his music.
The collection is now available exclusively online at the label’s website. It features 14 pieces that range in price from $69 t-shirts to $240 jumpsuits. Each piece is named after one of Elton’s hits: The jumpsuit, for example, is called The Rocketman, while the t-shirts are called Crocodile Rock and Hercules.
“Hercules” is actually the name of a somewhat obscure Elton song, but it’s also his legal middle name since 1972.
A variety of cute slip dresses are called The Levon, The Nikita, The Little Jeanie and the Tiny Dancer. A cloud print blouse is The Harmony; the same print as a button front dress is The Amoreena. A two piece blouse and skirt set are called, naturally, The Bennie and The Jets.
According to website Finder, the two women behind the label sent a note to Elton saying, “You gave us Rocketman, we want to give you Rocketwomen. We love you for Réal.”
Elton responded, “It’s great to see how my music has inspired this fabulous collection. I hope all the Dreamgirls enjoy wearing it as much as I’ve enjoyed playing the songs and performing to my fans!”
Elton is currently touring in New Zealand, and after a quick trip to the U.S. to appear at the Oscars this Sunday — where he and Bernie Taupin are nominated for their Rocketman song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” — he’ll return for more New Zealand shows, followed by a string of Australian dates.
Source: ABCRadio News