Solange Nabs Gig As Art Director & Creative Consultant For Puma

November 21, 2013  |  

Lately, Solange Knowles has been strutting onto the scene with some fierceness! The funky “Lovers in the Parking Lot songstress has trampled the fashion scene with her glorious ‘fro — and her attention-grabbing style has landed her a role as Puma’s new art director and creative consultant, Billboard reports.

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter debuted her new footwear design, the “Girls of Blaze” disc sneaker, on her Tumblr page. The kicks give off an “I am here and you’ll know it!” vibe with its bright, multicolored accents — a true mirror to Solange’s style. According to Solange, the concept for the sneaker was “inspired by the sights and sounds of Brazil.”

On Twitter, Solange expressed that being an art director and creative consultant for Puma is her fantasy gig: “SO excited to finally announce my new role & dream job as an Art Director & Creative Consultant for the iconic @PUMA,” she tweeted. She further gushed about her new role for the elite footwear brand on Tumblr:

“After years of art directing my own projects and visuals ( music videos, photo shoots, album artwork, web content ect)…..I am SO EXTREMELY EXCITED to finally announce that I am now able to apply my passion for all things design into my new position as an Art Director and Creative Consultant for the iconic @PUMA!!!,” she said.

Solange’s explained that her “Girl on Blaze” design was conceived over the summer with three other notable artists and designers: Gerlan Jeans, William Okpo, Hisham Barooch. “I couldn’t be more excited about the result. The sh** is wild,” she said.

“It is in my new role that I am able to express my love for not only design but the conception of creative ideas, and the execution of them by curating amazingly talented teams. Ive had so much fun producing special content, ad campaigns, events, and working alongside the awesome Puma team,” Solange added.

Expect to see Solange’s sneaker creation around February of next year. “Come February I hope you will be just as in love as I am. This has been a dream job, and the ride has just begun!”

Have any plans of picking up a pair?

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