herzogenaurach, germany - december 6, 2018
LAMA JOUNI JOINS FORCES WITH PUMA ON AN EXCLUSIVE THUNDER RANGE FOR WOMEN
Global sports brand PUMA and Dubai-based contemporary ready-to-wear label LAMA JOUNI have joined forces to launch an exclusive range of Thunder footwear and athletic-inspired fashion, under PUMA’s collaborative platform, Co.Creative.
Co.Creative is a platform that facilitates partnerships between PUMA and up-and-coming brands across the world, working directly with creative trailblazers from the fashion and music industries. Led by PUMA’s Senior Head of Select Yassine Saidi, he selected the namesake brand’s creative director Lama Jouni as an ideal co.creator who definitively embodies a modern approach to classic, minimalist ready-to-wear with an edge.
“This is a unique platform to work with gamechangers and hustlers who live and breathe a creative mindset. We want to leverage their minds in a meaningful, experiential way that consumers can relate to,” adds Yassine. “We’re excited to launch the Co.Creative project with Lama Jouni who is known for her contemporary approach to femininity, refinement and art, making her a perfect Co.Creator for the women’s Thunder.”
The creative partnership features two collections – Rive Droite and Rive Gauche – which draw on Lama Jouni’s time spent in Paris. She pursued Fashion Design at Parsons and trained under some of the most respected fashion houses like Balmain and Rad Hourani.
Lama, who moved to Paris in 2007, had equally fond memories of both banks, sharing, “Rive Droite is admittedly my favourite because that is where I lived, studied and spent most of my time off. I always went to Le Marais; I loved the narrow cobblestone streets, kitsch shops, and contemporary museums. It’s bohemian and has a younger, more urban energy. Some weekends I cross over to Saint-Germain-des-Prés to escape the busyness of the right bank. It’s calmer, the people more sophisticated, and has some of the best bistros and markets.”
The remarkable distinctions from architecture to fashion in Rive Droite and Rive Gauche guided the development of the collections; from the choice of colours to textiles and silhouettes.
Launching in Winter 2018, the collaboration debuts with Rive Droite that lends a strong urban inspired colour scheme. Iterations of the Thunder sneaker come in two colourways – Deep Lagoon-Orchid Bloom and Glacier Gray-Barbados Cherry. With leather, nubuck and suede upper, stitch and turn formstripe and overlays, the Rive Droite branding features on the heel loop. Lama complements the sneakers with a cropped hoodie with voluminous sleeves, cropped full zip top, and oversized cargo sweatpants.
The second installation dropping in Spring 2019 features Rive Gauche’s paired down, feminine attitude. The Thunder comes in the form of Peach Beige-Glacier Gray and Dress Blues-Peach Beige colourways. The collection is concluded with a full zip velour top, off-shoulder top with mesh detail, and Cameo Rose oversized cargo sweatpants that altogether encapsulate the luxury and sophistication of Paris Rive Gauche.
The Rive Droite pack pre-launches at SoleDXB and lamajouni.com on December 7. Available globally in PUMA stores, PUMA.com and leading lifestyle boutiques on December 8th.
The Rive Gauche pack drops in March 2019. Follow @PUMASportstyle for more updates.