Puma, an iconic sportswear brand, and 8enjamin, a trailblazing artist and designer, bring forth an unparalleled blend of retro skateboarding aesthetic and contemporary streetwear.
At the heart of this collaboration stands a unique character named Fluzz, an all-city, sneaker-adoring pastel cloud, which serves as the mascot of this vibrant new collection.
In a bold display of 8enjamin’s signature style, this collection masterfully combines vibrant colors, dynamic action, and infectious positivity. It brilliantly illustrates 8enjamin’s talent, where he blurs the line between his role as a designer and an in-house member of the Puma design team. His work encapsulates the spirit of youthful enthusiasm, reflected in relaxed fits, psychedelic prints, and skate-inspired details.
The Puma x 8enjamin collection showcases a wide array of apparel, adorned with graphic representation of Fluzz. From hoodies to t-shirts, the imaginative range uses a bubble-like version of the Puma wordmark crafted by 8enjamin himself. An exciting addition to the collection is the mesh shorts, featuring a kaleidoscopic pattern in two striking color variants – a vibrant amalgamation of orange, purple, and green, and a timeless monochromatic version.
Not just limited to clothing, the collaboration extends to Puma‘s renowned footwear lines – the Suede and Slipstream sneakers. Inspired by the Fluzz character, the shoes pay homage to 8enjamin’s favorite models and those he has personally loved wearing. The Suede is brought to life with a light pink upper, oversized fluffy laces, and a custom Fluzz hangtag. The Slipstream, on the other hand, boasts a white colorway with bursts of purple and pink, complemented by fluffy laces. Both pairs are uniquely packaged in a shoe box that doubles as a collector’s art piece.
The collection also features a stylish bucket hat and tote bag, reinforcing the vibrant theme and broadening the collection’s reach beyond clothing and shoes.
The Puma x 8enjamin collaboration, infused with a blast of color and action-packed positivity, has been available since May 19th, 2023. Fans can explore and purchase this unique collection from Puma flagship stores, the Puma website, and authorized Puma retailers.
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