Collaboration

Aldo Teams Up with Rocky Barnes for Stylish Summer Sandal Collaboration, Influencer Talks Design

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Rocky Barnes has made her first foray into shoe design, and it comes just in time for summer. The influencer teamed up with Aldo for a collection of sandals and accessories that is warm-weather ready, offering chic colorways and styles that are perfect for any backyard barbecue.

And while Barnes may be known for creating her idyllic Instagram feed filled with stylish looks and aspirational travel posts, the model had always wanted to design and it’s come full circle.

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“It was always my passion. And I never actually went down that road to be a designer. But I somehow was able to manifest it in a roundabout way, which I’m really grateful for,” she told FN over a Zoom call.

Like many, Barnes has been quarantining with her family, including her newest addition, a baby boy named Jones, and

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Billie Eilish Unveils Manga-Inspired Murakami Collaboration With UNIQLO

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Billie Eilish is teaming up with contemporary artist and director Takashi Murakami on a new T-shirt collaboration for fashion retailer, UNIQLO.

The “Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami” collection is part of UNIQLO’s “UT lineup,” and features six new styles each for men, women and kids. The graphic tees rework iconography from Eilish’s debut album and “Blohsh” merch, while incorporating Japanese illustrator Murakami’s iconic, manga-style flowers.

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Other designs include a collage of Eilish’s photos, sketches taken from her music videos, and a UT-original Billie Eilish logo. UNIQLO says Eilish “directed the design” of the graphics and T-shirts, which continue the slouchy, streetwear-inspired style the singer is known for.

This isn’t the first collaboration between Eilish and Murakami. The two worked together on the music video for Eilish’s song, “You Should See Me in a Crown

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