After giving a first look at the collection back in January, Raf Simons and adidas have now revealed the full trompe-l’œil-inspired footwear pack. French for “deceive the eye,” trompe-l’œil is a painting technique designed to create an optical illusion in the artwork.
The Spring/Summer 2019 collection from adidas and Raf Simons features five Stan Smith designs — which were teased earlier this year — as well as the adilette slider silhouette that’s also been reworked in the same style.
For the collection, Simons chose five archival adidas silhouettes — including the Micropacer, L.A. Trainer and Torsion Conquest Super — which are then photographed and 3-D modeled to fit the two styles. As a reference to the archival sneakers, the new creations include stains, exposed glue and other signs of wear-and-tear. The Stan Smith also features the signature R perforated branding.
The Raf Simons x adidas Stan Smith is set to launch on April 12, while the adilette will arrive on May 17. Both will be available via the adidas web store and select stockists.
In related news, take a look at the latest Nite Jogger colorways from adidas Originals.