SECOND COLLECTION WITH NEW YORK CREATIVE VASHTIE
06.08.2015 | PUMA
Here to once again grace us with her presence…we reunite with Vashtie for the second PUMA x Vashite collection, this time with a lil more swag.
The quintessential New York girl introduces her latest collection with the drop of the highly anticipated liquid gold R698 beauties, one of the key pieces to this story.
Famed for being at the forefront of the Downtown New York City scene for over a decade - the Director, Filmmaker, Artist, Designer, Creative Consultant and DJ has become a style icon with a worldwide influence, but our relationship with Vashtie goes way back…
“When PUMA reached out I was immediately interested in taking a meeting because it was a brand I grew up with. As a kid growing up in the hood but also interested in skate boarding and alternative music, PUMA brought me into the world of fashion and style.” - Vashtie Kola
Hence the chills you experience when first seeing the collection …creative inspiration from the Downtown sweetheart’s heart and soul.
Vashtie’s second collaboration is an evolution of her previous line, drawing particularly on street and soccer wear. The footwear designs include two hero silhouettes, R698 and the States Mid. The classic R698 has been reinvented with a futuristic liquid gold effect creating an exclusive statement piece. The States however have maintained its classic design whilst Vashtie has injected her playful style with exciting textures and colour-ways.
The apparel’s clever balance of street and soccer sportswear provides an edgy ‘sports luxe’ range reflective of Vashtie’s own unique style. The Vashtie Soccer Jersey is a ‘90s twist on a current trend, while Vashtie Tank uses PUMA archive branding to create a classic look. PUMA x Vashtie have reinvented the basketball short through a high-rise waist, giving them a feminine feel. Vashtie’s leggings, with their choice of all over prints, are the essence of the collaboration; taking iconic pieces and recreating them with a streetwear twist.
The collaboration is both an evolution and extension of her previous range, taking key PUMA sportswear pieces and reinventing them to create current street styles.
Vashtie’s second collaboration is an evolution of her previous line, drawing particularly on street and soccer wear.