In the months leading up to, and after, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit cinemas, the fashion world reveled in unabashed geekdom, with everyone from sportswear to streetwear labels flaunting the franchise’s iconic characters on their apparel, where even timepiece manufacturers found inventive ways to pay homage to the sci-fi story that captured millions. Now, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to grace the silver screen this December, we can expect to see brands, once again, looking to a galaxy far, far away for inspiration. Coming out early in anticipation of the blockbuster origin story, Italian footwear staple Superga teams up with some of George Lucas’ original icons for the Superga x Star Wars collection.
As with recent collaborative collections, Superga sees its 2750 silhouette undergo a facelift with four fresh iterations of the classic sneaker. Manifesting two lovable android allies of the Rebel Alliance, R2D2 and C3P0, and two intimidating forces of the Galactic Empire, Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper, on the toebox, each sneaker features a poly-synthetic leather upper, with inner cotton lining and an embossed Star Wars logo across either side. While each pair’s sturdy construction make them fit for a stroll on Mos Isley, the real question is: Walk with the light, or embrace the Dark Side?
$129.90, available from November 10, 2016 at Superga Wheelock Place #B2-04, VivocCity #02-73/75 and Tangs at VivoCity, as well as online at superga.com.sg.
Text Trent Davis