Belgian Fashion designer Raf Simons usually pushes the envelope with his adidas collabs, going for a bold and futuristic look. As the latest installment of his ongoing joint work with the brand, the Raf Simons x adidas Trompe L’Oeil pack features rather classic aesthetics though.
The base for each of the pack’s three styles is the RS Stan Smith, Simons’ take on the Three Stripes staple. But as a twist, all three sneakers feature the colorway of an archive adidas model printed on the upper. The French term Trompe-l’œil means “deceive the eye” and refers to an art technique that creates the optical illusion of a 3D image. This technique was used to depict the colorways of the Micropacer, L.A. Trainer and Torsion Conquest Super. In addition, embossed Raf Simons branding on the quarter and the usual Stan Smith logos appear on the three shoes.
Update April 8, 2019:
As a wider release for the collection finally approaches, we now get a closer look at all three sneakers thanks to asphaltgold. Check out the detailed pics below and read on for the release info.
Release Details – Raf Simons x adidas Trompe L’Oeil Pack
The Raf Simons x adidas Trompe L’Oeil pack released exclusively at Tom Greyhound in Paris on January 17, 2019. The sneakers launch globally via adidas.com and at select retailers like asphaltgold on April 12, 2019. Each shoe retails for 280 €.
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