This season, the breakthrough technology of adidas combines with the inspired vision of designer Rick Owens to produce a range of innovative footwear for men and women. As one of the leaders of fashion’s avant-garde, Rick Owens has defined an unmistakable minimalist, architectural and graphic aesthetic. For this collaboration, he distills his design signatures into a single silhouette composed of leather and nylon mixes in colors of black, white, gray, pearl, and bone.
Like most examples of great design, the shoes arose from a practical need—Owens’ personal desire for chic sneakers to motivate his cardio efforts. The resulting collection features one trainer in six unique material and color combinations for men and four for women. Subtle yet instantly iconic, select models display only the slightest hint of branding: a barely perceptible three-stripe perforation along the side.
Debuting this June at Paris fashion week, the collection will be on sale in December of 2013. Retail prices range from €400 to €500 EUR.
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.