Solange wearing Reebok Classic Leather sneakers at the Classics crib. Photo: Reebok

Solange wearing Reebok Classic Leather sneakers at the Classics crib. Photo: Reebok

If there’s anyone whose style is so completely distinct, original and her own, it’s Solange Knowles. The musical artist made waves last year for her album “A Seat at the Table,” a passion project that came eight years since her last release. But the wait was well worth it, and since then, the singer and songwriter is making stops along the summer music festival circuit around the world. Her latest performance was a very intimate one at the Reebok Classics crib in La Quinta, Calif. during the second weekend of Coachella, which was home to a three-day experience celebrating the athletic brand’s Classic Leather sneaker and its influences on fashion, style and fitness. Afterwards, she spoke with Kimberly Drew (also known as @museummammy) about her process as an artist, her approach towards style and how it plays into each of her creative projects.

“It’s the way that we communicate to people before we even open our mouths and say a word,” said Knowles of style. “And I mean that through our clothes, through the way we decorate our homes, through the way we talk and walk and express our ourselves.”

Since working on “A Seat at the Table,” Knowles admits that her style has evolved into a more minimalist phase, noting New Orleans, where she posted up to create the album, as a big influence. “People are so 100 percent distinctively themselves,” she says. “They like crushed velvet, they’re going to wear it head to toe, every day, 100 degrees or not. Whatever the style is, they’re committing to it in every facet, and so that really kind of gave me the courage to express myself.” 

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