For her second collection with PUMA, visual artist Sue Tsai takes on the concept of “Love 101” – exploring the nostalgia of inspiring high school memories and the emotional experience of our first love.
From the memorable past to the present, the PUMA X SUE TSAI collection encourages us to commemorate, create and share this moving love.
The PUMA X SUE TSAI co-created sneakers include renditions of acclaimed PUMA silhouettes like PUMA Cali, PUMA Aeon and PUMA NOVA bedecked with scribbled lines of poetry, hand- drawn doodles, vibrant embroidery and chenille patches, transforming the nostalgia intom something unexpected new and accomplished with emotionalizing beauty.
The PUMA X SUE TSAI collection extends to chic apparel including tees, jackets, hooded dresses and sweatpants adorned with embroidery, badges, all over prints and placed graphics.
Complementing the collection, the artistic decoration theme of PUMA X SUE TSAI also includes matching accessories such as backpack, cap and pouch.
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PUMA x SUE TSAI is available at PUMA Select stores, X-Trend, Superbalist, Hipkicks, Madaiza and selected retailers from 17 August 2019.
The PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic Lands
PUMA has dropped RS 9.8 Cosmic – inspired by 9.8 m/s2, which is the approximate speed of gravitational acceleration near the Earth’s surface and is addressed to individuals who defy social rules and the laws of physics.
The retro look of the PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic pulls together various elements from the acclaimed RS Family including comfy sock liners and the shock-absorbing RS foam. The PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic is fresh and futuristic, with vibrant colour pops and multiple materials mix.
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Retailing for R1599, the RS 9.8 Cosmic drops at The Cross Trainer, sportscene online, Side Step, Studio 88, Superbalist and selected retailers from 12 September 2019.
The women’s colourway – PUMA White-Milky Blue – will be available at The Cross Trainer, OFFICE London and selected retailer
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Fashion Without Borders Coming Back to South Africa
Africa’s fashion and lifestyle movement brings 20 fashion designers and 40 models from across the continent
Fashion Without Borders is back for its fifth installation and will be hosted over a two-day period from Friday, 06 September 2019 to Saturday, 07 September 2019 at the Park Inn Hotel, in Sandton.
Only this time, the event will be complemented by 20 fashion designers and 40 Models from across the African continent.
Themed My Africa, this year’s Fashion Without Borders will be a blend of new talent, emerging and established names, with a talent list that comprises the likes of an 11-year-old fashion designer; Ethan Mokhele (South Africa), Kele Foko (South Africa), Nivaldo Thierry (Mozambique) and Kofi Asante (Ghana), Kaelo Godirwang (Botswana), Iman Mtshali (South Africa), Aline (DRC), Aman Chamane (South Africa), Anslem Agwoko (Nigeria), Sane Ratlhogo (South Africa), Tumane Thabane (Lesotho), Bismark Nimoh Poku (Ghana), Cathy Mbemba (DRC), Maatla Matlhabe (Botswana), Izak JD and Claudine Uys (South Africa).
“Part of our aim is to enable the 20 fashion designers and 40 Models to take centre stage and subsequently showcase their interpretation of fashion design in the African continent, in an effort to raise awareness about local fashion consumption,” commented Serge Kabisoso, Creative Director and Show Producer. “This event will highlight how current fashion trends are predicted by moods, behaviour and buying habits of a consumer at a particular time.”
Fashion Without Borders is more than just a fashion show, but also a lifestyle event that includes pop-up stalls, industry-related workshops and opportunities that will allow patrons to interact with both local and Southern African Development Community region designers.
adidas Originals x Ji Won Choi Drops Second Collection
adidas Originals and Ji Won Choi are excited to introduce the second offering of their collaborative collection.
In the second chapter of their ongoing collaboration, adidas Originals and New York-based designer Ji Won Choi release their graphic apparel collection this month rendered in a striking black and white coloration.
The women’s ready-to-wear capsule collection initially débuted during London Fashion Week with a dynamic presentation in Hawley Wharf, underneath the streets of London’s Camden neighbourhood on February 16th.
The vast concrete space housed a multi-layered structure, each layer referencing an adicolor-inspired tone from the collection’s initial drop. The set was inspired by the impossible staircase and saw models move in a continuous loop throughout the presentation, embodying the sense of movement within the collection.
The collection as a whole explores the idea of movement while reimagining iconic adidas Originals three stripes designs through the lens of sport and culture.
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Stylistic inspiration and cultural references in the silhouettes celebrate the designer’s Korean heritage and adapt Choi’s personal design philosophy to the sportswear-inspired line, ultimately delivering a fresh take on the classic tracksuit.
adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi was designed to create confidence for the wearer, but with ease; a loud statement through simple clothing, made even more apparent through the absence of colour.
New black and white iterations of each silhouette call attention to the stripe motif used throughout, an element which is serendipitously signature to both Choi’s design language and adidas Originals – the brand with the three stripes.
The effect is no less bold than the previous palette of saturated lavender, blue, red, green and pink – a tribute to the iconic adicolor range – and can be worn alone or in combination as an expansion of the Originals by Ji Won Choi collection.
The adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi collection will be available on 27 July 2019 at selected adidas Originals store and on www.adidas.co.za