Zendaya is having an ‘it girl’ moment in the shoe world. The actress and star debuted her spring ’16 collection in New York City Wednesday, where she chatted with FN about her personal style and diving into shoe design.
“I love shoes. Being on the red carpet and in that world, I became obsessed with shoes and built my [personal] collection. At the time, I was always in sneakers and it was a big step to get into heels,” said Zendaya, adding that when it comes to style icons, she flocks toward those that march to the beat of their own drum.
“I don’t like to copy styles or anything like that, I want to create my own. I definitely have respect for people who do what they want and people who have established their own look,” she said. “Someone like Erykah Badu, they do what they want and in a sense that is very inspiring. That makes her so dope.”
Here, Zendaya gives FN a sneak peek at her personal closet, with FN 3.
- How many pairs in your personal collection?
“It’s a lot. I’m obsessed with Christian Louboutin, especially his ‘So Kate’ pumps. But I think a lot of those are going to have to move aside…we’re going to have to empty stuff and make room for my own shoes.”
2. Heels or flats?
“It depends on the day, you know what I mean? If you’re going to the airport, I’m not the lady to wear heels. I’m just not going to do it. If I’m going to an event, I wouldn’t be caught dead in flats. I like to be tall on the red carpet.”
3. If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be?
“If there were such a thing as transformer shoes, I would be that. I would be this [wedge], but it turns into this ,” she said, while pointing at her own collection. “That’s actually a great idea…we should patent that!” she continued.