If life’s gonna be a climb, better have some incred shoes to wear, right? Well luckily Wonderbabe Miley Cyrus has got you covered. That’s right, #BitchIsBack and has teamed up with the dreamboats at Converse to create the shoe line we’ve been waiting for!
Full of glitter and glamour, it’s the perfect pair of kicks to get you through any occasion, and we can’t wait to cop a pair and probably subsequently never take them off!
Eager to find out more, we sat down with our fave gal Miley to get the inside scoop on the collab we all want to get our hands on.
What does this collection mean to you?
This collection is meaningful because it reflects all of my styles. It’s me as a performer but also, my day-to-day style. Though no one ever sees me at home, these are things I wear in my real life. The stacks work great for performances, while the flats work for every day. That’s why the clothes are glittery and fun, but there are also sweatpants, for just lounging. It’s meant to be a lifestyle collection.
How is it representative of where you are creatively at this time?
I am very open to where I am in my life right now, and I wanted the collection to reflect a 360 of my personality. For example, my last record Younger Now has a country element to it, and I wanted to echo that with my bandana design. I love the bandana – it reminds me of Nashville, and my roots. But, there’s also a punk rock element to it, which is still very much a part of who I am.
How important is self-expression today?
There are a lot of movements and a lot of communities who are taking back their power right now. And this collection is bold but also really fun. I want to empower everyone to be exactly who they want to be every single day. But I’m also hoping people can find happiness in the little things, because we are fighting so many big problems in the world. To have simple things that make us happy is important too.
How does empowering self-expression come through in this collection?
There is a shoe for every person and every different style. I intentionally made this collection to be very inclusive so no one is left out. Everyone can express themselves and find a shoe or an outfit within the collection that speaks to them.
Why Converse — what does the brand represent to you?
Converse has no boundaries. Converse style represents everyone from punk rockers to the 1st lady! It’s outspoken. I’ve always identified with Converse because the brand appeals and represents so many different cultures and walks of life. And, they’re affordable. There’s no class differentiation for Converse. Michelle Obama can wear them, and so can a teenage boy still looking to find his way. They’re a shoe for the people.
Who do you hope wears this collection?
Everyone. I don’t want anyone to feel left out. No age, no gender, no sex – everyone is included in this collection. We had that in mind while planning everything from the colors, to even the sizes. We tried to make it as inclusive as possible.
If there was one thing (or message) you would want your fans to take away from this collection, what would it be?
Remember to have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously all the time.
Why was it important for your fans to be a part of the look book?
These shoes are made for everyone, but I definitely had my fans in mind and in my heart when I was creating these. I put what they love about me, and what I love about them, into the design. I made them edgy, I made them outspoken, I made them bold – which is what my fans represent.
Any design / creative points on the product in particular that you would like to call out?
I love that we are using the stacks because that has always been a signature shoe for me. I have always been known to wear Converse stack shoes. If I could gift a pair of my Converse shoes to anyone I would give a pair to Leigh Bowery. I think he would appreciate them.