PALLADIUM X CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN
Explorer footwear brand Palladium has collaborated with directional London designer Christopher Raeburn for SS 18. Embracing Raeburn’s ‘Recycled’ design manifesto, Palladium launches its most forward-thinking collection to date. When discussing the work of Christopher Raeburn, there are four `R’s to remember: REMADE, REDUCED, RECYCLED, RAEBURN which translates to sustainability, the core value of the British designer’s eponymous brand.
Camo print and hues of grey and orange make the colour palette of the collection and reworked materials such as pre-flown kites, cooling cotton and recycled rubber were reconstructed for the collection. Exploration, adventure and defying conditions have long been an inspiration for Palladium Boots and mixed in with Christopher Raeburn’s four ‘R’s, collaboration boots are the perfect outcome of shared ethos and design values.
Divided into two product stories, this season’s new dual-gender collaboration references the design aesthetic of Christopher Raeburn’s SS 18 apparel collection while remaining sincere to Palladium’s roots in function-first utility and exploration.
Signature Raeburn details for SS 18 including mesh-like knits, recycled fabrics and emergency orange pull-tabs are integrated into future-sport revisions of Palladium’s classic silhouettes.
The heels of each boot feature a new reflective logo which integrates the spelling of Raeburn and Palladium to create PALLAEDIUM. Each boot also features recycled rubber patches featuring both Palladium and Christopher Raeburn branding.
PAMPA RECROW – collection puts the spotlight on a one-piece design with the introduction of the Pampa CR boot. Reflecting the design personality of the SS I 8 Christopher Raeburn apparel collection, The RECROW is available in two iterations and five colourways.
The first version is available in a combination of recycle panelling and is available in lunar rock grey, olive with black highlights, or all-over black. The second option is crafted from camo-print organic cotton with leather highlights and is available in lunar rock grey or high-rise charcoal. All RECROW styles feature a heel strap pull-tab with reflective logo.
PAMPA RECAMO – Working from the original Palladium Pampa silhouette, two new collaborative styles are introduced for SS I 8. The first, the RECAMO is presented in a camo-print organic cotton upper available in vapour grey or charcoal. All trim is made from recycled PET with a rubber outsole and branding patches made from 5-20% recycled compounds. Another style that has the iconic PAMPA silhouette is PAMPA REPEAT which has a PET PU coated leather upper and a rubber outsole plus rubber branding patches made using recycled compounds. All trim details, including the pull-tab, are made from recycled PET fabric.
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