Chlöe and Halle Bailey are what the assiduity calls triadic pitfalls vocalizers, hop, and, despite the ongoing slack-AFTRA strike, actresses. In fact, Chlöe’s first solo stint for her debut single reader In Pieces vended out — which was enough for her to embark on an alternate leg this fall.
Halle, for her part, has had a blockbuster time, starring in The Little Mermaid, which hit theaters in May, and the forthcoming movie-musical adaption of The Color Purple. She also released her first standalone single, “ Angel, ” in August, which nabbed the top spot on multiple Billboard and iTunes R&B maps.
In order to be so accomplished, the sisters had to be just as purposeful with what they do and wear — in their time-out. That’s precisely where their collaborations with Victoria’s Secret PINK come into play. The rearmost limited- edition collection from the brace was designed specifically to fit both Chlöe and Halle’s different aesthetics( “glam. bite, ” they tellELLE.com). Out August 29, crucial pieces include puffer jackets, weight pants, ray- cut leggings, and snare covers that can go from party to Pilates in ice.
It took over time to get the collection just right, a process that included using models of colorful shapes and sizes, which was essential to the Baileys ’ design process. Colors range from terracotta brown to serene sky blue andBarbie-esque hot pink, all to encompass the different moods wear and tear might feel in their day-to-day lives. The release will also profit the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collaborative( Ray) and internal health sweats in the Black community, a cause that’s veritably important to both Chlöe and Halle.
Below, further from the Baileys about their design process, which artists are inspiring their moment, and what’s to come from them as individual artists and as a family, including new music.
What was the biggest takeaway during the design process with PINK?
Chlöe Bailey We really just put ourselves in it. We were being authentic to ourselves — effects that we could see ourselves wearing on a diurnal base. When we flew out to New York to be with the design platoon, it was so cool. What I tête-à-tête loved is how they had a model on the thicker side, near to my shape, and a model on the thinner side, near to my family’s shape.
It was like we could see ourselves being duly represented no matter what shape or size; whether our weight fluctuates or changes, either way, we ’d find outfits that would be just as flattering and beautiful. We wanted to make sure that as nice as it looks on the lower girl, that it would look just as flattering on the thicker girl. That was tête-à-tête one of my favorite gests .
The whole design platoon was just one big inconceivable family. I got to be there coming to my family and our godmom, who has been in design ever, so to have her moxie with us as well, it just felt like a whole philanthropy of strong women really putting our minds together to make such a special collection.