Spring comes to a close and the heat of summer is finally arriving! We can’t help but feel excited as we move towards beach season—after all, it’s the best season to have fun!
To match the vibrance of summer, footwear brand FitFlop teamed up with London-based multidisciplinary artist and rising design star Yinka Ilori for their latest collection.
Yinka began his career up-cycling furniture pieces to give them a new lease of life, interweave narratives, and evoke emotional responses using vibrant colors and fabrics, inspired by his British-Nigerian heritage. He has since brought his trademark graphic style to communities around the globe through a series of playful public commissions.
His inimitable joyful aesthetic graces the brand’s statement sandal line. He chose five of FitFlop’s most popular ergonomic sandal silhouettes, plus a slipper and the iconic Shuv clog, and gave each a makeover. He’s reinterpreted the iQushion flip-flop and pool slide (including the men’s versions, too!), the Surfa, the Shuv—in a limited edition of 250 numbered pairs—and a classic canvas slipper.
Yinka says, “My work is very much about inclusivity and how people enjoy design. And so, I’m super excited to be working with FitFlop on my first footwear collection. I’m really looking forward to seeing the joy these shoes will bring to people when they put them on their feet.”
FitFlop founder Marcia Kilgore shares her excitement in this new release. “I am a huge believer in the power of positive thinking, and Yinka’s designs epitomize that. He is a mixmaster, a genius when it comes to color, and infuses everything he creates with a kind of ’devil may-care-good-vibrations cool’.”
She adds, “FitFlop is all about making the wearer move better and feel great via the shoes on your feet. So this collaboration, and Yinka’s interpretation of our classics, couldn’t be more perfect.”
Are you ready to paint the hot season in a multitude of hues? Start from your feet and grab a pair now!