Puma AG gave WWD a preview of (new creative director) Hussein Chalayan’s Urban Mobility spring-summer collection. All pieces “continue Chalayan’s penchant for cutting-edge style combined with function.” Hey- didn’t we see this in an episode of The Runway? The collection includes:
A jacket designed with internal compartments in different sizes, which organize travel documents, eliminates the need for a bag. Pants with a removable pouch-shaped pocket ease the stress of emptying pockets in a hurry during security control at the airport.
A long outerwear piece in parachute silk can be worn either as a glamorous dress or a jacket, while utility pants feature a zipper on the lower leg, allowing a switch from skinny to fuller legs in a matter of seconds. Footwear with elevated wedge heels adds a feminine edge to the comfort and flexibility of sneakers.
The new pieces are expected to reach stores in February, prices range from 35 euros to a t-shirt to 250 euros for outerwear.