The glamorous Pamela Anderson’s has teamed up with French accessories designer Amélie Pichard on a vegan shoe and bag collection inspired by her love for Malibu and Saint-Tropez. The actress who has been a vegan of 20 years who had long been playing with the idea of creating a vegan line — found Pichard through Instagram, where the French designer. The collaboration has resulted in seven shoe styles and singular beach bag design — all fabricated of nontoxic and breathable plastic, cottons, acrylics and rubbers sourced in France and Italy.
The collection’s anchoring style is a plexiglass heeled sandal with a pointed footbed and nylon raffia fringe straps. Other pumps come dressed in patched denim or lipstick red metallic leather substitute, each one furnished with a rubberized silver glitter sole. Pichard also utilized Alcantara material — an ultrasuede-type microfiber, often used for automobile interiors.
Anderson’s main objective with the collection was to prove that “vegans can be sexy — super fun, super stylish and conscious because young people want to make better choices when it comes to consuming, when it comes to fashion. We need more sustainable choices when it comes to handbags and shoes.” The designs will make their exclusive debut at Opening Ceremony Los Angeles on Dec. 10, priced from $490 to $950. Retailers including Colette and Ssense will begin selling the collection in January, and Pichard plans to show the designs to buyers during this approaching Paris Fashion Week as well. David LaChapelle has signed on to photograph Anderson in the collection for a promotional campaign, and approximately 50 percent of the collection’s net proceeds will benefit The Pamela Anderson Foundation.