adidas by Raf Simons launches RS Stan Smith and RS Adilette featuring a Trompe-l’oeil print reproducing adidas archive icons. adidas by Raf Simons layers past, present, and future to create a new footwear range inspired by the painting technique of trompe-l’œil, French for “deceive the eye”.
To begin, the designer curated five styles from the adidas Originals archive: 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). These pieces were photographed and 3-D modeled to fit the RS Stan Smith and the RS Adilette, two of the adidas by Raf Simons collaboration’s most essential styles.
The resulting footwear retains select details of the vintage shoes on the uppers, including stains, exposed glue, and other general wear—transporting authentic elements of the past into the now.
The collection enables the pollination of styles across product categories, like the transference of technical runners, such as the Micropacer, to tennis shoes, like the Stan Smith.
Of these styles made for SS19 we will have RS Stan Torsion and RS Adilette Peach in our selection. More information about release date of Adilette coming soon.
RS Stan Torsion releasing in store on Friday April 12th at 11.00. Available in sizes US 7,5-11, price 280€.