Raf Simons has announced the news of an upcoming line of “sportswear influenced” footwear titled RAF SIMONS (RUNNER), which is set to be shown as part of the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection in Paris later this month. Though the appearance of the eight new styles promised are for now a mystery, Simons has released the names of the shoes, which hint at a futuristic and space-age theme with references to Battlestar Galactica and Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The titles include SOLARIS, ANTEI, CYLON, ORION and 2001. Simons’ independently designed and manufactured RUNNER line follows the Belgian designer’s fruitful partnership with adidas, which birthed the instantly cult Ozweego trainer back in 2013 with Simons’ interpretation of the 1996 style.
The RAF SIMONS (RUNNER) line will be offered for sale through the RAF SIMONS Paris showroom, January 18 – 23, 2020.