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French artist AkaBoku‘s signature bright, bold colours, graphics and cartoon characters infuse PUMA’s latest collection with art.
PUMA and French artist AkaBoku are releasing their first collection of footwear and apparel, inspired by the vibrant style that exists within the DNA of both PUMA and artist’s wild and colourful work.
Influenced by cartoons, comic books and street graffiti, AkaBoku has expanded a childhood passion for art into a lifelong career creating art on everything from paper and textiles to concrete and ceramics.
“I’m inspired by my life and scenes of life and when creating the collection, I liked the scenes that personified my life with wild animals,” says AkaBoku. “I love to use the snake in different situations because its body can be drawn in different shapes like geometric or liquid.”
Here’s a closer look at a few items from the new collection:
The new collection is available in-store from today (16 June 2021). All styles will also be available on PUMA.com
Looking for more? Take a look at PUMA’s RE.GEN collection.