Kate Bosworth always looks comfortable while dressed to the nines at red carpet events, but she says she's not one of those women who can throw on a pair of spiky stilettos to run errands in. That's why, when it came time to figure out designs for her latest shoe collection, she knew she wanted something that was both fashion-forward and comfy.
"The truth is, shoes have to be wearable and functional. There are some women who wear 7-inch stilettos and run around. That's not me. That's not the collection. I want to feel comfortable and also very fashionable in my life... Each pair has a story. I feel I can express myself with a hint instead of screaming for attention," Bosworth said.
The actress has been working for several months on a collection with Matisse Footwear and says that each one is inspired by part of her own life.
"I find inspiration in many things—from art, to film, to what is relevant in fashion currently or what I would like to see come back around. And from my own life experiences. One of my favorite artists is Ed Ruscha. His "HOT SHOT" piece became my main inspiration for the "Hoyt" Boot. When I was very little, I was obsessed with collecting unique rocks and stones and this was the inspiration behind the "Wonderland" slide. The "Chadwick" and "Dawn" styles were a nod to my Blue Crush days."
Bosworth said that she also really wanted her designs to be able to transition from look to look so that they are multi-functional.
"I have always been attracted to fashion that is transitional, meaning designs that carry a woman from season to season, from day to night. That was a significant part of the thought process for this collection. I wanted to think about footwear that is directional and also comfortable. This is also very much in line with the Matisse customer: You can wear the "Charlotte" star boots with jeans for a more casual, classical approach or pair them with a skirt or dress for a trendier look," she said.
The collection will be available in the spring and will consist of ten different designs.