Iconic sportswear brand PUMA presents their collaboration with streetwear brand R H U D E, founded in 2015 by LA-based designer Rhuigi Villaseñor. Bringing a dualistic approach to menswear, R H U D E employs minimalist aesthetics while simultaneously re-contextualizing the streetwear genre.
For his first collaboration with PUMA, Villaseñor embraced the brand DNA of PUMA, while infusing classic suiting techniques, unexpected patterns and pops of colour into unisex separates and footwear with the PUMA logo celebrated through R H U D E’s unique take on iconography.
The 90s’ sport-inspired PUMA CELL Alien R H U D E features a dark mesh base and synthetic leather overlays on the upper with a chunky sole in light beige, silver reflective hints on the eye stay, toe box, and heelpiece plus the visible CELL technology in splashy green menthol for an eye-catching twist.
The retro-inspired PUMA Palace Guard R H U D E mixes soft, two-tone hues in suede, leather and nylon on the upper with disruptive, randomly placed stitching and a perforated form strip for an unfinished look. The vintage basketball mid-silhouette of the PUMA Basket ’68 OG Mid R H U D E with overlays in light suede, dark details on the upper and a clean rubber midsole in pebble is complemented with a metallic finish form strip.
The PUMA ALTERATION R H U D E features a neoprene upper with suede overlays, dark detail onto the tongue and heel with an eye-catching menthol green coloured supplement plus a bold two-tone vintage-looking midsole.
The PUMA X RHUDE collection creates a minimalistic look with a bold message and interprets the rebellious mindset in a stylish, unconventional way.
The collection ranges from selected footwear over corresponding apparel like coats, track tops, hoodies and tees to track pants.
Look out for the PUMA X RHUDE collection to release on Friday, 09 August 2019 at:
- PUMA Select stores
- X-Trend Store
- Superbalist and selected retailers