Gigi Hadid paid a special tribute to her parents’ heritage with her new Reebok designs.
The American model has joined forces with Reebok in 2016 as part of the label’s #PerfectNever initiative and last November (18), announced her first Reebok x Gigi collection of sportswear.
Much of the range is based around a white, orange, blue and black colour scheme, with Gigi now explaining that the shades were specifically chosen because they reference her father Mohamed Hadid’s Palestinian background and her mother Yolanda Hadid’s Dutch heritage.
“I reinterpreted the American flag, the Dutch flag, and the Palestinian flag, which are my parents’ roots,” she said in an interview with InStyle.com. “And I incorporated those reimagined flags into the Reebok flags.”
Gigi’s collection also includes ‘90s-inspired T-shirts, leggings, bodysuits, parkas and trackpants. However, she is perhaps most excited about the new sneaker designs, known as the Aztrek Double, which are an update on the style first unveiled in 1993, and feature chunky white soles and colourful accents.
“It’s the dad shoe, but a lot of people are buying $1,000 dad shoes and can’t actually go to the gym in them. I’m making a dad shoe that can actually support your foot,” the 23-year-old smiled.
The Reebok x Gigi collection is now available to purchase, with items priced between $35 and $130 (£26 – £100).
Gigi unveiled the full line at a recent event in New York, where she invited some of her old high school volleyball coaches to attend and play in a fun game with students from the DREAM Charter School.
“Today, two of my high school volleyball coaches have come across the country to NYC to help me launch this first #REEBOKxGIGI collection with a day on the court,” she wrote on Instagram of the event. “This amazing collision of worlds is the epitome of what this collection means to me and I really hope you love wearing it in and out of the gym. It’s made for play !!!!!!!!!!!! (sic).”
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