She has established herself as a successful businesswoman, with several fashion business ventures under her belt.
At 21, Nicky Hilton launched her first-ever clothing line, Chick by Nicky Hilton, followed by a line of handbags and a jewelry line.
In 2019, the model-turned-businesswoman made her first foray into footwear in collaboration with her all-time favorite footwear label, French Sole. Their partnership resulted in three successful shoe collections, with styles ranging from ballet flats, sneakers, and pumps.
Last week, Nicky Hilton once again teamed up with the famous ballet shoe brand, this time for a sustainable footwear collection.
Nicky Hilton launches a collection of sustainable shoes with French Sole
“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while,” Nicky told Good Morning America. “It’s no secret that the fashion industry is not so great for the environment,” she added.
Urging her fans to be more conscious about the environment, Nicky said: “I consider myself an eco-conscious person. I’m not perfect, but I think we all need to do our part to leave our world a better place for our children.”
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The socialite also told LiveKindly, “And you know, I remember reading that a non-biodegradable garment can take anywhere from 20 to 200 years to decompose. That’s so alarming.”
“It’s really pretty startling information. And I’ve wanted to work on a sustainable collection for a while now. And I wanted to make sure that the shoes were made out of a combination of certified recycled materials,” she continued.
Amanda Hearst and Nicky Hilton twin in striped top, jeans, and striped shoes from Nicky’s new French Sole collection
Her new shoe collection, which features materials like recycled polyester, Seaqual yarn, recycled cotton and linen, and organic cotton, was made available via presale through the hybrid ethical fashion retailer Maison de Mode, co-founded by her friend Amanda Hearst.
A few days after the launch, the mom-of-two was spotted sporting a pair from her new sustainable shoe collection.
Nicky Hilton steps out in a striped sweater with jeans and a tan coat in SoHo on April 7, 2021
Proving she’s her own best advertisement, James Rothschild’s wife rocked the Nicky Hilton x French Sole “Amanda” sneakers.
These navy-and-white stripes sneakers are made with 95% recycled polyester, vegan microfiber insole and lining, and a sole with recycled rubber and natural jute.
Nicky Hilton models the Amanda sustainable shoes from her collection with French Sole
Nicky Hilton x French Sole ‘Amanda’ Espadrille Sneaker, $165
The Amanda features a recycled polyester upper in navy-and-white stripes with natural jute and recycled rubber soles
Wearing her shoulder-length blonde hair down with a side parting, Nicky paired her eco-friendly sneakers with cuffed jeans, a knit blue-and-white striped sweater, and a tan coat.
Nicky Hilton covers her face with sunglasses and a face mask and carries a tan Hermes Birkin bag
Nicky has been a fan of French Sole since high school. She attended a strict all-girls Catholic school on the Upper East Side of NYC, where they all had to wear uniforms and were not allowed to wear nail polish or makeup.
She told People: “Our footwear was our only way of expressing our passion. Walking home from school one day, I stumbled upon French Sole, and I just fell in love with their shoes. And I’ve been a customer of them since I was in high school and continued that into mommyhood.”
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