Sailor Moon Anime Inspires Magical Line of Jimmy Choo Shoes
Series creator Naoko Takeuchi collabs with her "favorite cool brand"
Fashion has always been an integral part of Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi's beloved magical girl series. So it's only natural that major fashion brands would want to collab—the latest being luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo!
The brand has just announced a major collaboration with the series, featuring five new shoe designs based on the footwear of Sailors Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus.
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Mercury inspires a pair of chunky, retro platform ankle boots, with a blue gem on the sole:
Mars, naturally, has her iconic red pumps:
Jupiter has a pair of green lace-up combat boots that are simultaneously tough and gorgeous:
And Venus inspires dress shoes with ankle straps and a little extra sparkle:
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Of course, the Moon Princess herself gets represented. Check out her sparkling knee-high boots decked out with a crescent moon. There's also a Sailor Moon-inspired handbag, printed all over with images from the manga:
Takeuchi is excited about the collaboration, saying that Jimmy Choo—which she refers to as her "favorite cool brand"—exudes the same young, fresh sensibility she instilled in her manga.
Sandra Choi, creative director at Jimmy Choo, enjoyed working with Takeuchi, highlighting the series's theme of "transforming through fashion." She added that she loves working with female creators, and adds that Sailor Moon and Jimmy Choo have shared missions of the empowerment of women and the power of fashion to elevate people.
The shoes will be available worldwide starting February 14, and will be featured in their own pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku February 15-21.
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Kara Dennison is an author of fiction and non-fiction, avid tabletop gamer, and regular Otaku USA Magazine features writer. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at KaraDennison.com.