Gigi gives us the boot! This fall, Stuart Weitzman has collaborated with Gigi Hadid, the face of the Fall 2016 ad campaign, on an exclusive design for the brand — the Gigi Boot. The hiker-inspired high heel combat bootie was co-designed by the social supermodel and reflects her sleek street style and fashion-forward flair.
Hadid was inspired by the brand’s stellar boot reputation, but used her creative vision to put a unique, personal spin on the lace-up bootie silhouette. The Gigi Boot is set on a stacked heel, boasts bold metallic eyelets accented by duo-toned laces designed to wrap around the ankle and is finished with a detailed collar. The bootie is available in three materials, so there are multiple options for her style squad: a classic-yet-modern nero soft croco-calf leather and two shiny chic metallics, including iron specchio and copper glass. The bootie comes in a signature Gigi Hadid box and is available exclusively at Stuart Weitzman retail locations and global websites. The retail price is HKD 6200 for the metallic styles and HKD 6650 for the nero soft croco-calf version.
“This experience has been such a thrill, from choosing the style to selecting materials to creating the signature box. I am so excited to finally share these boots and be able to wear them myself! I’m so proud to be a spokesperson for Stuart Weitzman, not only because I’m the biggest fan of the shoes, but also because of all they do to give back. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to further my partnership with Stuart Weitzman than to get creative, and am so happy to know the boots I designed will be helping kids through the non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise. I’m truly proud of this collaboration from all angles,” said Gigi Hadid.
A short film directed by James Franco and starring Hadid, titled #doitright, will kick off the Gigi Boot’s global retail debut on www.stuartweitzman.hk. Shot at Brooklyn’s iconic Gleason’s Gym, the dynamic film features Gigi as “the champ,” as she jabs and moves around the boxing ring, dominating every opponent – all while wearing the Gigi Boot. Art imitates life in the film, as the boxing concept was inspired by Hadid’s real-life workout regimen – and, like the global advertising campaign, it captures her power, agility and gracefulness. The energetic visuals are enhanced by the upbeat soundtrack “Do It Right” by Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza.
The Gigi Boot not only looks amazing, but helps do amazing things. Her design is a celebration of the Stuart Weitzman partnership with Pencils of Promise, a financial commitment this fall 2016 season to build three schools: one each in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos. With a focus on creating quality elementary education programs within the rural regions of developing nations, the Stuart Weitzman and PoP partnership takes a step closer to the vision that every child has the basic right to education.
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