Yes, folks, flip-flops are so back. But hold up, these are not your ordinary tsinelas. Havaianas came out with the latest in flip-flops artistry with the help of internationally-acclaimed Pinoy designer, Francis Libiran. He has dressed many of your #lifepegs and more: From Tyra Banks to Miss World Megan Young, and this time, he's giving you a piece of his design through Havaianas.
“When Havaianas approached me and asked me to design something for them, I wanted to incorporate my signature details,” says Francis Libiran who is the first local fashion designer Havaianas tapped for a collection that's truly Pinoy. “My creative team and I brainstormed on icons that are uniquely Filipino. When they told me about the project, I was very excited. I personally have to have my Havaianas every summer. They’re number one in the world, so to have your name on Havaianas is something,” he adds, admitting that he couldn't sleep with excitement after his meeting with the Havaianas team.
“Flip-flops are ingrained in Philippine culture, so I could only imagine the statement my designs would make on them. Because people use them everyday, I thought some people would question why they would be so designed, because they’re just flip-flops, but for me, it’s about creating wearable pieces of art," the world-class designer adds.
The Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection features three designs: Island, City, and Festival. Each pair will be available in specially-designed packaging, making them ideal gifts for your besties this Christmas! Want to get a pair of these artsy flip-flops? All limited edition designs of the Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection were made available on December 1, 2014 at authorized Havaianas retailers. Check out the gallery below to see the Havaianas Holiday 2014 Collection as well as the Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection. For more details, follow Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @havaianasphils on Instagram and Twitter.