On-Foot Look at Salehe Bembury's Moncler Trailgrip Collaboration
Bembury rocked the yet-to-release silhouette to Paris Fashion Week.
Update: Salehe Bembury has been sporting his forthcoming
Created by Bembury and Moncler’s head of footwear design Nathan VanHook — who, prior to working at Moncler, created silhouettes like the Air Yeezy 2 and ACG Mountain Fly during a 12-year stint at Nike — the design appears to be a modified version of the Trailgrip sneaker. It retains the Vibram sole and wrapped, spiked toe bumper of its counterparts, but offers a vastly different paneling scheme on its upper, one that’s more abstract and whimsical than the no-nonsense hiking paneling on the Trailgrip GTX. Palette-wise, it uses a variety of earth tones both muted and bold, ranging from browns, tans and oranges to pinks and greens. There’s also a Bembury-specific logo hit on the tongue and a large GORE-TEX embellishment on the midsole, another divergence from the Trailgrip GTX’s small, debossed GORE-TEX graphic. Though the inspiration has yet to be revealed, the overall design looks topographical, a fitting continuation of the outdoors-focused design language Bembury has established through collaborations with New Balance, Crocs, ANTA and Brandblack.
At the time of writing, a release date or pricing information for the Salehe Bembury x Moncler Trailgrip has yet to be announced. However, standard Trailgrip GTX colorways retail for $750 USD, meaning this model will likely be in line or slightly more expensive than that price point. Though $750 USD is much more expensive than the $100-$250 USD MSRP range of Bembury’s past collaborative work, it’s far from the highest MSRP shoe he’s designed: that distinction goes to the Chain Reaction, his most notable project from his time at Versace — though his name was not directly affixed to that silhouette.
Read the original article below and stay tuned for more information as it’s made available.
Original Story: Initially teased last month, Salehe Bembury has now delivered the first look at his upcoming Moncler collaboration. Photographed at the recent Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers game held at the Crypto.com Arena, Bembury is seen wearing a pair of shoes expected to lead the team-up with the Italian high-end luxury fashion house announced back in September.
Building on the initial teaser, the first look reveals a trekking-inspired design outlook marked by wavy accents throughout. The uppers of the shoe sport an intricate design marked by a variety of materials, dynamic paneling, and stitched detailing. Additional detailing comes in the form of thick rope laces woven through ribbing lace loops and co-branded tags at the tongues that read “MONCLER/SALEHE BEMBURY.” Elevating the shoe are thick midsoles paired with aggressive black spike treaded rubber outsoles.
The tri-tone palette is expected to be just one option of the multiple colorway release for the sneaker, expected to be accompanied by an expansive range of Salehe Bembury x Moncler apparel and accessories.
Take a first look at the footwear style from Salehe Bembury’s upcoming Moncler collaboration below.
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