2018 menswear has been defined by the utilitarian trend, and with the likes of Vigil Abloh and Rick Owen’s bizarre hands-free designs storming the runway, this next style comes as no shock. Teaming up with contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, Japanese accessories label PORTER have created the next best thing in functional clothing.
Working with big names including, KAWS, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, the commercial artist knows a thing or two on streetwear and this time, sneakers are the focus. Combining the sneaker silhouette with PORTER‘s signature bag designs, the pairing have produced the cargo sneaker, complete with tags, straps, D-rings and 3D pouches. Adorned in the brand’s trademarked khaki silk, as well as orange accents, this shoe is ready for battle.
Infusing styling synonymous with Murakami, signature flowers can be seen emblazoned on the tongue, midsole and outsole for a collaborative touch to a heavily branded sneaker.
Teased on the artist’s Instagram, there are no further details on the drop, but stay close for more details. Check out a closer look below.