The giant manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, Puma, draws inspiration from Morocco for two of their famous shoes.
The German brand has recently launched a brand new series of « re-interpretations » of two of its models, the Clyde and Blaze of Glory. A new design inspired by the work of French artist and orientalist Jacques Majorelle, whose famous villa in Marrakech acquired in 1962 by Yves Saint Laurent bears the name.
The brand explains on their website, their intention with this new addition « Getting inspired by the grandiose gardens which was created in the 1920’s era by a larney French painter called Jacques Majorelle. »
The feel of the whole garden, with its marble fountains , raised pathways and luxurious vegetation is what made the brand lay eyes on it « We’re taking all that and making a work of art of our own. Adding opulent features with a plush, nubuck upper in vibrant blue with perforated details that adds texture and provides breathability. » They added.
Regarding the prices, the shoes will sell approximately at €154 (MAD 1665) for the model Blaze of Glory €168 (MAD 1815) for the Clyde.
This follows Reebok’s limited edition launched months ago in collaboration with Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj inspired by the works of the latter.