The well-known footwear brands brought their groundbreaking capsule collection, which was based on New York City, back this week, two years after their first collaboration. The collection, which is centered on iconic Timberland silhouettes, combines an outdoor and workwear aesthetic with bold and opulent elements that are frequently associated with Jimmy Choo. Hot pink 6-inch puffer boots, nubuck boots with graffiti logo scripts, a black boot embellished with Swarovski crystals, and a thigh-high leather boot with a harness detail are all part of the collection, which includes footwear for both men and women.
The assortment was made with the assistance of Harlem’s Style Column, a 15-year-old organization that helps underrepresented Dark and Latinx fashioners. HFR introduced the brands to Shanel Campbell, a designer and artist from the Bronx who graduated from Parsons and whose work examines the Black experience in America.
Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s creative director, stated in a statement, “Working with Harlem’s Fashion Row and Shanel Campbell brought a new dimension to the collaboration.” Shanel, a true New Yorker who lives and breathes this vibrant city, provided the collection with her authentic New York creative perspective. I love to combine it up by getting as one with fascinating imaginative personalities, joining our DNA to make wonderful and amazing pieces. As a tribute to the ultimate New York City staple, Timberland boots, this collaboration celebrates urban glamour, the resilience and eclecticism of the city’s dynamic community.
Becky Akinyode styled the collection campaign, which was shot by photographer Shaniquwa Jarvis. The campaign featured Pi’erre Bourne and Justine Skye as stars, as shown in the images above and below.