Here are 5 things we learned about Miley’s collaboration with Converse, from her Q&A with Wonderland Magazine.
1. The Range Takes Cues From Miley’s Life
Miley told Wonderland Magazine that inspiration for the designs came from her life as a performer, as well as her private life. “This collection is meaningful because it reflects all of my styles,” she explained, “It’s me as a performer but also my day-to-day style… It’s meant to be a lifestyle collection.”
2. The Bandanna Motif Was Inspired By Her Country Roots
“My last record Younger Now has a country element to it, and I wanted to echo that with my bandanna design,” Miley told the mag. The instantly-recognisable paisley print frequently found bandanna’s have a long history with country music, but has also been fashionable in punk and alternative scenes. Miley recognised this juxtaposition, adding “There’s also a punk rock element to it, which is still very much a part of who I am”.
3. Miley Wants Her Collection To Be All-Inclusive
In recent years Miley has made it clear that she understands what it’s like to be outside the mainstream, so it’s no surprise that she wants the range is inclusive of everyone. Movements like #MarchForOurLives, #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter might have been playing on Miley’s mind, because she said “There are a lot of movements and a lot of communities who are taking back their power right now. And this collection is bold but also really fun. I want to empower everyone to be exactly who they want to be every single day.”
“I don’t want anyone to feel left out. No age, no gender, no sex – everyone is included in this collection. We had that in mind while planning everything from the colors, to even the sizes. We tried to make it as inclusive as possible.”
4. Miley Enlisted Superfans For Her Campaign
Whether she’s doing taking selfies with them or conversing on social media, it’s clear that Miley has a great relationship with her fans. She loves her fans so much, she invited superfans to be a part of the campaign, telling Wonderland Magazine, “I definitely had my fans in mind and in my heart when I was creating these. I put what they love about me, and what I love about them, into the design. I made them edgy, I made them outspoken, I made them bold – which is what my fans represent.”
5. Miley Wants Us To Find Happiness
The high-contrast collection has lashings of pinks, glitter and fun prints – and it’s bound to put a smile on many faces. And that is exactly what Miley was aiming for! “I’m also hoping people can find happiness in the little things, because we are fighting so many big problems in the world,” Miley explained.
You can shop the Miley Cyrus x Converse collab online and in selected stores now.