LAKE FOREST, Calif. (July 24, 2008) – Straight from the city of light, etnies announces its latest collaboration with French artist Olivia de Bona for the etnies Plus collection. The partnership consists of the stylish Olivia Miranda boot, bringing the French artist’s unique twist into the spotlight. Available in both black and tan, the shoe is custom embroidered with de Bona’s designs and features the etnies signature STI Foam™ Footbed.
The etnies Plus collection is a one-of-a-kind, numbered, limited-edition shoe series featuring unusual, seldom-seen fabrics, hand-stitched construction and embroidered details. Each season, etnies embraces emerging artists such as Kenta and John Perello, whose work embodies the ideals of the etnies brand through limited-edition collaborations. de Bona joins this unique group of artists who carry on the etnies tradition of marrying artistic aesthetics with core skate values.
French-born, de Bona is part of a collective movement of urban artists displaying their work throughout Europe using various mediums including graffiti, sketching and painting. de Bona creates magical worlds through her illustrations and paintings, striving to lead her fans through imaginary journeys with her work.
The etnies Plus collection is sold exclusively in select stores around the world and has created its own niche amongst footwear connoisseurs. The Olivia de Bona collaboration will be available in stores in September 2008.