For the latest SS19 collaboration with adidas Originals, Raf Simons brought Trompe-L’œil inspirations to brand new footwear designs.
French for “deceive the eye”, Simons incorporates five of the brand’s archival styles to the Stan Smith silhouette through 3-D modelling, which includes the Micropacer (released 1984-88), the L.A. Trainer (1979-80), the Torsion Conquest Super (1990-92), the Samba (1962-67) and the Peachtree (1985). The resulting footwear retains details of the vintage shoes on the upper such as stains, exposed glue and general wear, transporting authentic elements from the past to present. The collection also enables the pollination of style across product categories, like the transference of technical runners to tennis shoes, and the originally women’s only Peachtree now available as a unisex model.
Check out the photos above for a look of the latest adidas by Raf Simons RS Stan “Trompe-L’œil” Pack. Scroll below to shop now and click here to read more about the brand.