File this one under collaborations we did not see coming. Has Lenny Kravtiz’s role as Hunger Games stylist Cinna turned him onto fashion design? The rockstar-cum-actor has, unbeknownst to us, designed a spring collection of stylish slip-ons for “one for one” footwear company Toms.
According to Toms’ blog, Kravitz worked closely with founder Blaky Mycoskie and his in-house design team on the collection. Unlike those designed by the last Toms guest designers–The Row’s Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen–these shoes are not cashmere. They come in vibrant prints, like one that says “Let love rule”–something atypical for the brand.
The collaboration isn’t completely random. Apparently, Kravitz and Mycoskie met two years ago and became friends, as they “instantly struck a chord over a love of music and simple living.” Also, Kravitz’s daughter, actress Zoe, is a fan of the brand and urged him to do it, according to AP. No surprise there. Perhaps the stylish father-daughter team will collaborate on a clothing line one day.
Another funny tidbit from the AP article: apparently Kravitz is now more famous for his Hunger Games role than his long music career. “It’s interesting to walk down the street and hear girls saying, ‘Oh, that’s Cinna,’ and they have no idea about the music,” he said. We hate to say it, but the role was one of the most exciting things he’s done in a while. Though, apparently he’s going on tour soon–maybe Hunger Games fans will show up out of curiousity for what Cinna’s music sounds like.
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