Following Aldo Rise victorious collaborative attempts with various designers on a single category item that was shoes, many others had also come into the territory of interest in my mind. Some had presented works that were as recognizable as the designer's mainline products themselves (exhibit 1: the grape print above), in addition to a well-faring quality that was generally above the cut (a sneaky lucky steal? Providing access to a wider market? Whatever the reason is, hell yeah equal chances 4all!). Some others retained the brand's essence but to make it fair, toned it down a little bit, or a little larger bit, which might be perfect too for some enthusiasts.

Vans x Kenzo
The print at the beginning of the post gave a hintful leeway away: you've seen the video, you've marveled at it--if you were me. Vans shoes--a two-fold staple for informal dressing up/dressing down-- work wonders with Kenzo prints which take physically manifest turn after the takeover by Opening Ceremony founders/designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.

This was not the first time they held the collaboration--it was a fruitful second attempt by the companies.

Superga x House of Holland

House of Holland always manage to come up with something exciting every season, including their collaborative works such as with Le Specs that has been graced and celebrated positively by the internet. Superga, the humble minimalistic 'newcomer' in sporty casual rubber sole shoes in the field long dominated by converse and the gang, was the next lucky one in the queue. The formula was effective--thick soles as a platform to exhibit HoH's aptitude for creating a silent (to HoH's standard I suppose) yet vibrant impact.

Forfex x Opening Ceremony
These gifs. These gifs shoot me weak. All by Jeanette Hayes.

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