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 styles from the adidas Originals archive including the L.A. Trainer (1979–80) and the Torsion Conquest Super (1990–92).
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.
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