Fergie has already proven she has serious staying power in the rapidly evolving music industry, and the songstress-turned-designer understands the importance of longevity in the fickle world of fashion, too.
It’s been seven years since the singer launched her shoe line with Caleres Inc. (then Brown Shoe) and a decade since she released her first solo album after three years with The Black Eyed Peas. In that time, many designers and musicians have come and gone — but Fergie has managed to remain relevant.
Still, much has changed since the 2006 release of “The Dutchess,” which was a blockbuster hit, with unforgettable songs like “Fergalicious” and “Glamorous.” Now, as she prepares to unveil a new album this year, the singer is reflecting on her own transformation.
“The difference now is that I’m a wife and a mom. My life can’t be about me anymore,” she said of husband Josh Duhamel and son Axl. “These things are important to me, and there has to be a balance [with my professional life]. I’m not going to sacrifice my attention to detail, be it my shoe line, my fragrance line or my album. I’m super excited,” she told Footwear News exclusively from Los Angeles.
In the same way that her music continues to evolve, Fergie said her sense of style is ever-shifting. “Depending on my mood and my music, it changes from song to song,” said Fergie. “It’s an eclectic mix, but my line overall stays true to my style of bohemian chic.”
Heading into fall ’16, the star is confident that her two footwear lines — core collection Fergie, lower-priced Fergalicious — will hit high notes as she taps into the trends she loves. “I’m excited about the new frontier trend we’re doing. It’s a little bohemian, Western, urban cowgirl and a lot of material mixing of snake, fabric and suede,” she said. “These are the styles I love to wear at festivals.”
Read full article.