Finding the right outfit for a flight or trip is of course a sport in itself. We all want to be comfortable, especially for long-haul flights, but at the same time stylish. While that usually means wearing leggings, sweatpants, hoodies or sweatshirts, actress, entrepreneur and EBONY Power 100 Issa Rae is teaching us that we can be both through her new collaboration with Delta Air Lines.
The Los Angeles native recently unveiled the new Delta Runway Runway Collection — yes, double the runway — during LA Fashion Week. Tapped by 6 small business owners specializing in everything from cosmetics and swimwear to shoes and eyewear, this spot was created to combat the common annoyances of flying by equipping travelers with a line for style and comfort.
Before the launch, Rae sat down with each of the collection’s designers to learn how the trip inspired them to create their respective pieces.
“Every trip we go on, we try to draw inspiration and put a little bit of that into our design,” Timothy Cambell, co-founder of Ember Niche Eyewear, told Rae. “For this collection, we added some cords to the glasses, so you can just hang them around your neck while on the plane.”
The collection also features items from Ano Mero Swim, Ponto Footwear, Cadence Toiletry Kits, Classic Six and Oyster.
“When you travel, usually when you land you’re in a rush,” said Woodie White of Oyster. “It’s nice to create something where you don’t have to worry about running to the hotel to change.”
White goes on to explain that traveling allows him to learn about people from different cultures, different foods and languages, as well as style — and his travel color is navy, which is featured heavily on his “Traveling is a sport” runner.
The Delta Runway Runway Collection is currently available for purchase in limited quantities. Y
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