UK: SATURDAY night was a big day for Birmingham-based Zimbabwe-born designer Hilton Mutariswa.
“Last night was so beautiful; so rewarding, so magnificent so, empowering. I look forward building from it,” Mutariswa said afterwards.
Mega star and retired undefeated boxer, Floyd Mayweather, was in town.
“I was the only one chosen to gift him anything,” Mutariswa told NewZimbabwe.com on Monday.
He has just launched his own brand of high end shoes Billione Rikko and decided to present the US-based A-lister with two pairs of custom ostrich skin sneakers.
One pair of white trainers featured a 24-carat gold plated logo and were embellished with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals, while an artist hand-painted the boxer’s signature on the other.
“On the black pair, I collaborated with a painter based in London whose works are sold at the likes of Harrods.
“For the white sneakers featuring crystals, I worked with a Birmingham based jeweller. The two pairs are a one-off, made specially for Mayweather,” said Mutariswa.
The shoe range will normally retail between £500 and £750 but Floyd’s style won’t be on sale.
And judging by the grin on his face as he received the gift, Mayweather was impressed.
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