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Thu Oct 23 01:08:10 SAST 2014

Madonna's brother hitting fashion weeks with own footwear line

AFP Relaxnews | 20 July, 2012 14:47

Madonna's younger brother Christopher Ciccone is set to hit the fashion capitals this fall with his first foray into footwear design.

While his pop star sibling's glamorous collection of dance-inspired footwear -- which recently launched in the UK under her Truth or Dare label -- features towering talons and embellished pumps, Christopher Ciccone's collection has been described as "fashionable yet functional."

The artist and furniture designer, best known for his collaborations with his sister as creative director on her tours and music videos, was approached by Czechoslovakian shoe company Novesta last year about the line.

With styles for men, women and children, the collection combines leather, rubber and canvas, while old Hollywood imagery provided a source of inspiration -- footwear in the line features names including "Sofia," "Eva" and "Brigitte."

According to a release July 19, Ciccone will be hosting bespoke installations in London, Paris, Prague, Toronto, New York, Miami and Los Angeles to launch the brand.

There are even plans to develop the collection into a global lifestyle brand -- with the first flagship store to open in early winter.

The news follows reports earlier this month that Madonna's Material Girl clothing line, which is designed by the songstress in collaboration with her teenage daughter Lourdes, is expanding from the US into European retailers this September.

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