Last week saw the re-launch of the Puma RS-0 design, which looks back to the original sports roots to inspire a sportstyle collection for 2018. The original RS collection was formed around a high quality- innovate cushioning technology back in the 80s. This silhouette has been stripped down to the basics and rebuilt to accommodate a modern aesthetic starting at 0. The 0 sees a starting pint for Puma’s new RS-0 franchise which celebrates unique movements in culture.
“We are nostalgic for the aesthetics of the past with the expectations of the future. This is how PUMA defines the new RS-0. It’s taking something from the past, evolving it, and reinventing it for today,” – HEIKO DESENS, PUMA CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR SPORTSTYLE
Friday 13th April saw the launch event in Berlin, which celebrated the past with references to arcade games , directly referencing the ‘future-retro’ makeover of the model. Designated areas were built to immerse the customer into the cultural innovation and aesthetic of the series where culture is pushed forward through innovation in design, style, tech and more.
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adidas Originals are honouring the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall and marking this history defining moment with the release of the ‘Fall of the Wall’ pack, reworking the classic 1989-released ZX8000 runner in three unique colourways.
1989 was a year that redefined the social landscape of Germany as a nation divided was brought back together after 37 years with the collapse of this infamous wall.
Constructed in Germany, the pack takes direct inspiration from the three American Allied checkpoints that were located around the East/West Germany border; ‘Alpha’, ‘Bravo’ and ‘Charlie’.
Located 160km from Berlin, Checkpoint Alpha was one of the most important German borders during the Cold War. Taking inspiration from the crossing’s dark building and large stretches of grey asphalt, the ‘Alpha’ features black leather uppers with tonal mesh panelling.
Inspired by the pastel hues of Checkpoint Bravo, this ZX 8000 is constructed from salmon pink nubuck with synthetic underlays, a bright yellow heel cage and light aqua accents running throughout.
The most famous of all the German border crossings, Checkpoint Charlie was located right in the heart of Berlin. ‘Charlie’ is decked out in premium white leather with tonal canvas underlays, finished with a black heel cage and a natural leather lining.
This highly exclusive release is launching on Saturday 8th November and will be available online here and in selected Offspring stores. Check your nearest one for availability.