And Solange did it again!
And even better than the first time.
Following the success of the Girls of Blaze collection debuted this past February, PUMA unleashes its second collection of footwear — under creative direction of Solange. The release welcomes the return of the previous collection’s original designers Gerlan Marcel, Hisham Bharoocha and sister duo Darlene and Lizzy Okpo to re-interpret PUMA’s seasonal themes of “Wild Rebel” and “Natural Calm.” The first drop is entitled “Wild Wonder,” featuring three styles that will release on November 28th and the second “Behind the Bazaar” features two styles that will release on December 13th. The new collection is centered around two iconic styles for PUMA, the classic PUMA Suede and the XT2, a much loved favorite from the Trinomic Family. Each designer approached the sneaker’s silhouettes in their own way and brought in graphics, a mix of materials and colors or natural fabrics.
Coming back from New York everything I wanna do know is just focus on fashion, music and art (so basically this blog), so I can detract myself from the things that are actually not happening in the city I live and escape from reality. Like life is so different and I’m just like “urgh” everywhere I go, which actually is not good and I am going to change it right now.
So enough about me, let’s talk about the finer things in life. Like I was kinda disspointed in NYFW, because it made me realize how much I miss London’s streetwear on fashion shows. Like that raw and urban look that London is giving us, if you know what I mean? But booom, I found what I was looking for in Rachel James SS15 collection.
SS15 sees the launch of Rachel James Menswear Westminster Graduate. Her collection entitled “Granny Flower/ Man Power” (the name is so dope), was initially inspired by 70’s working class Britain though the nostalgic photography by Tony Ray Jones, who fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, spent the latter half of the 1960’s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Drawn to the common references to florals in day to day life: in particular in the women swear and the wallpapers of the homes. The bright bold cashing color schemes and the moody strong men living in this 70’s world.
Her designs are for refined, creative, masculine men whilst using experimental pattern cutting and custom designed fabrics to make luxurious initiative sports-inspired clothing. By translating her love of 3D shapes and nostalgic ideas into functional. wearable and desirable pieces. Including a range of re-worked shirts, printed lambs leather trousers, t-shirts, jackets and knitwear pieces. Good stuff!