Katy Perry says Björk, Rihanna, and Chloë Savigny inspire her fashion choices.
Perry is hard at work on her forthcoming studio album, but she remained tight-lipped about it during a new interview with Glamour, who's teaming up with the pop star on a new shoe line she's launching next month. They describe the footwear as "uniquely loud and vibrant," which judging by "The Margot," which features a Rubik's Cube as the heel, that's an understatement.
Here's a few highlights from Perry's interview about them:
It’s been a longtime dream of mine. I wanted to take it seriously and didn’t just want to slap my name on something—I really wanted to get it right. We’ll go to the next thing when the shoes themselves are embraced, not just because Katy Perry, the musical artist, does shoes but because they stand on their own.
I wanted the collection to be more of a feminine, fun personality, like Charlotte Olympia and Sophia Webster, but at a lower price point so it could be easily accessible. Now I understand why shoes are extremely expensive to make—from conceptualizing original heels, to having a small detail or a fabric, or the way it’s carved. So we had to figure that out first.
Every f-cking day has a holiday to it, like National Kitten Day or National Doughnut Day. So why can’t my shoes have a theme? There’s a star and moon group called SOLEstial. Havana Good Time came from a trip I took to Cuba with all my girlfriends and has two styles with a cigar heel. And we have Pump Up the Jam, which is a bit nineties-based.
I’ve always tried to be as transparent as I can with my audience so that we can all kind of be in this together. Some of the things that I did when I first started I wouldn’t do now because I’ve grown, I’ve learned. In the beginning [people tried] to put me in a box, but over time my story is really telling itself, and I’m proud of that. I come from this extremely sheltered [place]. I so love my parents, but I had to do a lot of work to change my viewpoints and to be open and to rewrite my story. You know, I’ve done the work…so I try and not bullshit myself. And I think my authenticity is seeping through everything.