Janet Jackson Gets Fierce for ‘Essence’ in Edgy Knotted Handbag Boots, Boot Pants & More in Festival of Culture Issue

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Janet Jackson’s latest magazine cover found the star posing in statement-making style. For the July/August 2022 issue of “Essence,” the musician wore a range of varying ensembles.

For her covergirl shot — as seen on the magazine’s Instagram feed — the Grammy Award-winning star posed for photographer Yu Tsai, dressed in a white pleated top, beige trousers and black jacket accented with white stitching. Finishing her ensemble was a pleated black cap. Throughout the accompanying editorial, Jackson largely accessorized with stylist Georgia Medley’s own jewelry — including layered earrings by Italian brand Eera.

More from Footwear News

In another shot, Jackson wears a sharp black Esaú Yori coat over a matching Wolford top and silky olive green Greg Lauren trousers with Dior rings. Completing the look is a pair of yellow suede Loewe boots with flat brown rubber soles — notably designed with brown knotted closures, similar to the brand’s hit Flamenco clutches.

Other imagery finds the “Nasty” singer in a blue denim Diesel coat worn over a Uniqlo T-shirt. Boosting the ensemble was the brand’s set of denim boot pants, featuring blue uppers similar to jeans that ended in brown leather-accented pointed-toe boots with stiletto heels.

One notable look features a layered brown MM6 Maison Margiela sweater, blue striped WNU shirt and beige Amiri blazer over blue Balenciaga jeans. Completing this ensemble is a set of black patent leather Balenciaga boots, featuring a tall silhouette and thin heels with a circular base that total at least 4 inches in height.

During her accompanying interview with Gerrick D. Kennedy, Jackson discusses a range of topics — from her recent documentary to parenting, her musical legacy and returning to creating and performing new songs.

“That’s not important to me, whether I did or didn’t, to be quite honest,” Jackson tells Kennedy on earning her dues as an R&B producer. “It’s really the body of music touching people and how it impacts their lives that matters to me. It’s not the accolades. I honestly don’t think about that stuff.”

When it comes to shoes, Jason’s style ranges from slick to sporty. The star often favors sky-high footwear by Christian Louboutin for all occasions, featuring platform sandals, boots and pointed-toe pumps. On the red carpet, she’s also been spotted in heels from luxury labels including Nicholas Kirkwood, Lanvin, Versace. For off-duty looks, the musician favors a range of styles, including Alaïa lace-up boots, R13 platform sneakers and Nike sneakers.

Discover Jackson’s style evolution over the years in the gallery.

Launch Gallery: Janet Jackson's Style Evolution

Best of Footwear News

Sign up for FN's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.