Janet Jackson is only three weeks away from kicking off the Unbreakable World Tour & fans have already purchased their tickets to see the icon in action. Besides the full list of tour dates & a promo poster their hasn't been any new details revealing what can be expected from the tour until now.
Ms. Jackson has plans to team up with fashion brand Giuseppe Zanotti to help her stay stylish for the upcoming tour that will kick off in Vancouver on August 31st.
According to the publication WWD is collaborating with the brand to design multi-colored sneakers that will be worn during the live shows. Zanotti has explained how everything came together with Janet.
"Janet is a close friend of mine — we have been close for a long time and I have always felt the greatest affection for her. She has always been a very loyal supporter of the brand and product. She talked to me about her upcoming Unbreakable World Tour when we were together in Milan earlier this year, [and] she asked me to consider making her a special shoe for the tour. Of course, I was…very flattered and I immediately started to sketch some ideas out for her.
Janet will be dancing a lot on stage as well as singing, so I wanted her to be very comfortable and able to move around easily. The shoe has to be light but practical and provide support to her feet.”
The customized sneakers will be high tops that will be based off of the most popular existing styles by Giuseppe that will also have new details specially made for Janet. If that wasn't enough the brand will also be dressing the dancers & background singers on the tour.
“We are frequently asked to provide special shoes for celebrities on tour, [but] this is the first time we are the only luxury shoe company involved”.