2016 continues to be a huge year for urban culture. Starting off with albums from Kanye, Kendrick and Kano, the year has already marked itself as legendary for music, but what about fashion? We’ve had Rihanna x Puma, Guess? x A$AP Rocky, and now an announcement from a homegrown British brand, Trapstar.
Trapstar have joined forces with sportswear giant Puma for a full collection, featuring clothes and a handful of Puma shoes, which was launched in Paris on the 5th March. Founders Mike, Lee and Will have taken their music and art inspired brand and combined it with Puma’s iconic sports silhouettes to bring us a remix of their lifestyle wear. Following this year’s palette of muted tones, the collab takes influence from military wear, football and team spirit. It features subtle contrasting details while athletic elements update Puma’s familiar designs. The collection combines innovative materials with unusual silhouettes, and is perfectly mixed together by the accenting of red hues alongside the dark palette.
The collection features jackets and coats, sweatshirts, trackies, trousers and trainers, and both brands have combined masculine shapes with feminine touches for the women’s line, creating heels, dresses, skirts and tops. Take a peek at the collection below.
We love the marled print of these trackies – who knew TV static could look so live? Although quite an odd pattern, the show demonstrated how the trackies, even when rocked in a two-piece, can be quietened by a dark, contrasting coat. The marled print is carried onto the trousers below.
The ridged coloured panels on this leather jacket are a bold but simple addition to the already iconic piece of the leather jacket.
The women’s collection carries the same colours as the men’s, continuing the use of unconventional materials and textures.
And finally, we have the shoes.
The classic Puma Suede has been re-created in an all black colourway with Trapstar laces.
The Puma CELL Bubble holds the collection’s white noise print.