NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Weitzman and Beyonce's creative team have designed the footwear for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. This is a continuation of their collaboration following Weitzman's creation of the shoes for Beyonce's last two tours, The Beyonce Experience and I Am...Tour, as well as multiple special performances.
Beyonce's stylists, Ty Hunter and Raquel Smith, and fashion designer Tina Knowles collaborated with Weitzman to create footwear that will complement the multiple costumes to be worn in The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The shoe designs range from stiletto pumps, with Swarovski crystal details, to lace up, military-influenced boots, both short and thigh-high. Weitzman also created styles to be worn by her dancers and band members.
"Creating footwear for Beyonce's shows has been one of my most inspiring projects. She and her entire team know exactly what they need, always focusing on the fashion and the function of the styles that will be worn," said designer Stuart Weitzman.
Weitzman has been collaborating with Beyonce for footwear for her performances for over 6 years; Beyonce introduced Weitzman when he received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from Footwear News. In her taped video tribute to him she complimented Weitzman designs by stating: "After countless tours and TV appearances and special concerts, I have literally danced a thousand miles in his beautiful shoes."
"We have so enjoyed working with Stuart for this upcoming tour, and seeing our creative vision come to life on stage through his designs," says Raquel Smith. "He understands not only our needs artistically, but Beyonce's needs to perform comfortably on stage with each step she takes," says Ty Hunter.
ABOUT STUART WEITZMAN HOLDINGS LLC
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Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, a global leader in designer footwear, operates 40 retail stores across the United States, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas. The company also has 48 international stores and is sold in more than 70 countries.
A luxury brand built upon the idea of creating a beautifully constructed shoe, founder and designer Stuart Weitzman's main objective has always been to merge fashion and function. The first thing a women puts on in the morning and the last thing she takes off at night, his shoes are designed to feel as good as they look and to look as good as they feel.
ABOUT THE JONES GROUP INC.
The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE:JNY) (www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites.
The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe (L).
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