Original Story (05/22/20): Versace’s VP of men’s footwear Salehe Bembury has teased a bright orange New Balance collaboration. Bembury has been hinting at a New Balance collaboration since December, but he recently revealed what appears to be official campaign photos for a yet-unnamed New Balance sneaker model.
While the shoe is largely obscured by orange fuzz in the picture, a bluish-silver New Balance logo and a tongue piece branded with Bembury’s name is visible in the middle of the chaos. The playful design language also appears to extend to a textured suede panel and durable mesh construction on the tongue, though little else is visible.
Interestingly, Bembury’s first post hinting at the sneaker last month was geotagged at Bodega Los Angeles, potentially gesturing towards an exclusive release. Additionally, the designer shared pictures of what appeared to be co-branded denim with New Balance back in December. The full details (including pricing and release date) and extent of the collaboration have yet to be confirmed, so make sure to stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Update (07/15/20): Recording artist John Mayer has been gifted an early pair of the Salehe Bembury x New Balance “Peace Be The Journey” collab, which appears to be a reworking of the New Balance 2002 silhouette. Check out the photos below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for release info.
Update (07/02/20): New teaser images have been posted by Salehe Bembury, further revealing his upcoming “Peace Be The Journey” collaborative project with New Balance. Check them out below and stay tuned for a full reveal.
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