After collaborating with Vans last year, Sandy Liang decides to kick it up a notch as she teams up with rising sneaker brand, Salomon. While Salomon is much more than just footwear, the French outdoor equipment brand has been receiving a lot of attention from the sneaker space lately, with Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show adding to the brand’s mysterious lore. Sandy Liang is next up to the collaborate with the brand, putting her in good company with creatives like LORENZ.OG and brands like Dover Street Market.
The exclusive Sandy Liang x Salomon Capsule is extra special as this collaboration marks Salomon’s first female-led partnership and features two unique styles, the Salomon RX Moc 3.0 and the Salomon XT-6 Expanse.
Sandy Liang knows how to balance romantic colors and feminine textiles with playful silhouettes and edgy accents, which she does so well here on this pack of Salomons. The capsule is rooted nostalgic design elements and dreamy colorways inspired by the 90’s.
There is a sportiness to Salomon that resonates with me. Growing up in the 90s, I loved wearing sneakers. I incorporated this into my design process, tapping into nostalgic colorways and details like the anime inspired flower decal seen throughout the capsule.
Salomon and Sandy Liang are both brands that thrive off of our own history. We are not trend-driven and are committed to making great products, figuring out who we are and designing for the moment we are in.Sandy Liang
Salomon and Sandy Liang first got connected during New York Fashion Week when Sandy Liang’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was styled with Salomon footwear. Her chic RTW spread was complete with Salomon’s sporty silhouettes amongst flirty skirts and asymmetrical elements.
Inspired by this very moment, Sandy Liang adds her signature touch to the Salomon XT-6 Expanse by contrasting fashion with sport across the silhouette. The upper is made with “Cradle Pink” mesh and features a “Jolly Green” Salomon stripe with “Black” accents. The sneaker is complete with a 90’s anime flower print decal, Salomon’s signature stitched paneling, and retro Sensifit™ construction.
For the Salomon RX Moc 3.0, Liang was inspired by the sneaker’s comfort. She keeps things true to form as the silhouette boasts a sheer mesh upper to diversify the wearability and enhance breathability. The style features an oversized EVA midsole for a soft ride and zero seams to limit friction.
The Sandy Liang x Salomon Capsule releases globally on May 5, 2023. The Salomon XT-6 Expanse is priced at $190, meanwhile the Salomon RX Moc 3.0 is priced at $110. To purchase, visit salomon.com and select retailers. Before then, the sneakers will be releasing at the Sandy Liang NYC location and sandyliang.info on April 28th.
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