NYC bootlegers Chinatown Market have surely made a clear space for themselves in the overarching streetwear industry, tapping portable Inkjet printers after their use by Affix, crafting their own Crocs with grass-filled outers, and now joining forces with puma shoes sale for a simplistic Ralph Sampson OG. Though it wouldn’t be quite their style to leave the silhouette untouched as a giant form stripe takes the form of a tricolor rainbow consisting of green, red, and blue in an execution that seems to be velcro-backed. Likely with many more versions arriving alongside the one pictured, the pair will add heavy modularity to the simple white leathers in variants more neutral and possibly more vibrant. Signatures from the basketball player himself arrives deboosed on the lateral right under the imprint bright yellow patch, finishing a set in typical branded fashion.
Continuing their long-running partnership, Diamond Supply Co. and puma outlet invite the sun for SS19, crafting a bright collection under the moniker of “California Dreaming.” Borrowing the aesthetics so finely tuned by founder Nick Diamond, the inbound collection dons the signature Tiffany Blue tones utilizes so prominently in the creative’s mainline, with the apparel capsule featuring it alongside black and white neutrals as well as a rivaling Canary Yellow. Three silhouettes — the Cali, Clyde, and Suede — arm themselves in the beach-ready aesthetics as the latter of the three tie dyes its uppers for a washed-out tooling of watercolor finish. The Cali-O, in slight departure, finds a closer affinity to the sandy beaches as its leather construction takes on an earth tone off-white, leaving the Clyde to bear the most contemporary kit through its black nubuck topped with asymmetrically colored formstrips.
Throughout the entirety of the “Suede 50” program from puma suede classic womens, we have seen an expansive set of collaborations that tap into creatives from all over pop culture. Seeing the silhouette transform with the luxe leather finishings of MCM and the pure craftsmanship of United Arrows director Poggy, the Suede has clearly showcased its almost limitless potential. The German footwear company is not quite done, however, as it gears up to launch a thoughtfully curated capsule with the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld has spent the majority of his career working within the fashion industry, establishing himself as a notable name from the age of 17. Offering up his expertise to luxury names like Balmain, Fendi, and Chloe, he has surely honed his own eclectic design sense that blends a bit of edge into high-end clothing. Infusing that same ideology into this collaborative capsule, Lagerfeld crafts two unisex Suede colorways that take on his iconic look as inspiration.
Following up their impressive puma ignite shoes from March, Washington DC-based sneaker shop Commonwealth is now ready to drop their second project of the year, this time with Puma. The two team up for a special edition of the Ignite evoKNIT featuring some fresh summer vibes. The fully knit upper of the modern lifestyle sneaker goes with a crisp white shade that’s juxtaposed with colorful patterns on the straps, bright orange heel tabs, and alternate neon lime laces that give the Ignite a throwback ’90s feel. Other details include Commonwealth logos on the ankle, silver speckles on the midsole, and gum rubber outsoles.