When singer Alicia Keys' kicked off her Set the World on Fire tour last week in Seattle, she did so with the help of designers Akris, Michael Kors, Hervè Lèger and Maison Michel. Keys' stylist Laura Jones worked with Albert Kriemler of Akris to collaborate on her wardrobe, customizing several runway looks.
"While Albert was designing his fall ready-to-wear collection, I was in the beginning stages of planning for Alicia's tour," Jones told Women's Wear Daily. "When we began to collaborate on the her wardrobe, he found great ways to take the spirit of the collection and translate it into a series of show-worthy looks. Alicia loves fashion but she ultimately likes to keep her wardrobe uncomplicated, so we wanted to keep the silhouette clean and really focus on on great fabrics and flattering shapes."
This is a decidedly different look than when she worked with Giorgio Armaniwho designed custom looks for her last tour, The Element of Freedom. Are you surprised Keys didn't try to work Reebok into her tour wardrobe considering that her husband, Swizz Beats is the creative director there? Maybe she'll wear the sneaker wedgesshe designed for the brand on stage during one of her stops?