For Spring / Summer 2023, PUMA and Palomo Spain have joined forces again to create a collection paying homage to classic surf culture with an immersive, genderless and accepting edge.
The second PUMA x Palomo Spain wardrobe is inspired by surf culture ranging from the 60’s and 70’s – the era in which surf culture emerged as the ultimate expression of freedom, adventure and a laid-back, free from conformity take on life – to the aesthetic that crystallized in the early 2000s. “We wanted to get into a world we had never explored before”, says Alejandro Gómez Palomo, Founder and Creative Director of Palomo Spain. “A surfing theme was perfect for Summer, and it immediately brought us back to icons of the culture such as Bruce Brown’s documentary The Endless Summer and Stacy Peralta’s Dogtown and Z Boys, but also to our own teenage memories from Tarifa beaches in the early 2000s, and the surfer boy look that was so prevalent in Spain back then.”
“Surf culture was an angle PUMA had never really taken on before. Filtered through Palomo Spain’s gentle, couture-inspired lens, it immediately took on an exciting, innovative perspective. It just made so much sense”, says Nils Moersch, PUMA’s Apparel Global Creative Director. “We were in complete synergy on this project; it’s the result of a creative partnership developing over time”, he adds.
Mixing soft pink lavender, aqua green and blue pastel tones with pop touches of bubble gum, yellow, and coral, the gender-neutral collection introduces five different ready-to-wear styles. Pieces span from versatile printed cotton tees and hoodies to lightweight moiré cargo pants, bomber jackets and fluid long sleeve tops mimicking surfing rash guards.
Footwear includes two different versions of the Slipstream sneaker: a bicolour leather and suede lace-up, and a pink mule with chunky hook-and-loop traps. A mint moiré backpack, a reversible bucket hat and a crossbody bag – both featuring the season’s 60’s-inspired, colourful print – complete the accessories offering.
Shot in the otherworldly volcanic beaches of Lanzarote, the collection campaign community in surfing and summer romance. Moody tones of purple, orange and yellow echo dusk get together with friends, and the black sand and green waters of the island conjure the alternate reality of summer holidays.
The PUMA x Palomo Spain collection will be available from 18 March 2023, on PUMA.com, PUMA Retail stores and Al Capone with retail prices ranging from R 899 to R 4999.