Avnier and Salomon Release The Mirage Sneaker For SS20
Parisian fashion label Avnier has teamed up with outdoor footwear giants Salomon for the third time, delivering the one of a kind Salomon S-Lab XT 5 Softground “Mirage Effect” sneaker for SS20.
Founded in 2014 by singer-director Orelsan and fashion designer Sébastian Strappazzon, Avnier has produced consistent lines of amplified basics, prioritising practicality and comfort with a sleek, stylish finish.
Renowned for their pioneering approach to technical footwear and imaginative design, it’s no wonder that the Parisian fashion house returns to Salomon time and time again.
The new Mirage sneaker, inspired by The Marathon Des Sables, a 160 mile race through the Sahara, dubbed “the toughest footrace on earth” as participants take on a six day journey through towering sand dunes, airless oueds (dried up riverbeds) and rocky hill ascents.
With a neutral colour palette that mirrors that of the Sahara’s earthy tones, the Mirage sneaker juxtaposes sand, ivory and stone shades with electric blues and laser folls for a hazy mirage of the allure of shimmering water.
Sébastian Strappazzon, Avnier’s creative director, explains that he wanted to “explore the paradox between freedom and restraint, relaxed and controlled, dualities that one may find through the desolated landscapes of the Sahara where a sense of endless freedom contrasts with the restraining conditions of the desert”.
Available now at avnier.com
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