Slightly out of our comfort zone, the latest in the OKI-NI ‘Styled’ editorial series focuses on high-end hybrid footwear from Lanvin, Rick Owens and adidas x Raf Simons. Streetwear and haute couture have been happy bedfellows for a while now, but with this shoot Oki-Ni have showcased something more interesting than your usual luxury-version-of-a-classic-sneaker offering.
Alongside premium materials and technical details, these styles boast a wild combination of unexpected colour pops, futuristic fastening and exaggerated proportions. The footwear itself is complemented by a striking set of images courtesy of photographer Sam Hofman, set designer Andrew Stellitano and post-production outfit Tapestry, where a dark and minimal geometric backdrop is offset by billowing iridescent bubbles. As with the shoes, moody minimalism meets unearthly exuberance.
You can see the full OKI-NI ‘Styled’ photoshoot here and check out the featured footwear (alongside a range of other hybrid styles) via the link-through provided below.
By Will. T. Kemp