Yinka Ilori launches her first shoe collection with FitFlop

London-based multidisciplinary artist and rising design star Yinka Ilori has unveiled her first-ever footwear collection featuring FitFlop for Spring/Summer 2022.

Ilori, who began her career upcycling furniture to breathe new life into it with vibrant colors and fabrics inspired by her Anglo-Nigerian heritage, has brought her cheerful aesthetic to a collection of FitFlop sandals.

The five-piece collection includes FitFlop’s most popular ergonomic sandal and flip-flop silhouettes for women and men. Ilori gave a colorful makeover to the iQushion flip flop and pool slide, as well as a reinterpretation of the brand’s Shuv clog, which will be limited to just 250 pairs, FitFlop Surfa toe sandals and the classic Chrissie slipper.

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Commenting on the collaboration, FitFlop founder Marcia Kilgore said in a statement, “I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking, and Yinka’s designs embody that. He’s a mixmaster, a color genius, and he imbues everything he creates with a kind of ‘hell-can-care-about-good-cool-vibes’.

“FitFlop is all about making the wearer move better and feel great with the shoes they wear, so this collaboration and Yinka’s take on our classics couldn’t be more perfect.”

Ilori added, “My work is very much about inclusivity and how people love design. And so, I’m super excited to be working with FitFlop on my first shoe collection, and I can’t wait to see the joy these shoes will bring people when they put them on their feet.

The FitFlop x Yinka Ilori collection will be available from mid-May online at fitflop.com and in selected stores. Prices will range from 40 to 145 pounds, with select styles such as the ‘Fuzzy Shuv’ and ‘Chrissie Slippers’ exclusively available online only.

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