London, England (CNS) – London-based luxury fashion designer Jimmy Choo has given the Hunter’s Wellington boot, famed for their wellies, a funky new makeover. The result is a pair with an embossed crocodile pattern, leopard-print lining, and gold-metal buckles and rivets.
The boots are a result of a partnership of Jimmy Choo with Hunter, maker of the iconic Brit field boots for farmers and Londoners with stone country houses and horses.
Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo’s president and founder said in a statement that she was “inspired” by images from the festivals of the hip Brit girls in their wellies to design the shoes.
Speaking to WWD, Hunter Chairman Peter Mullen commented, ‘We are delighted to work with Jimmy Choo to create a superbly sophisticated incarnation of our original Wellington boot… the resulting boot has a unique DNA of luxurious practicality.’
These Choos come with a whopping 200 pounds ($395) plus price tag, and will be available from Jimmy Choo stores, and its website from June. A pair of Hunter Originals goes for $115.95.