During Paris Fashion Week, Filling Pieces hinted that big changes and even bigger statements were set to come our way for AW16. After teasing a campaign video earlier in the year the Dutch footwear brand released the first AW drop that included the Kobe Low and Suede Apache sneakers, before following up with a London lookbook to showcase a total of 14 new silhouettes across an array of innovative styles and colourways.
Built with the brand’s classic approach to quality, the collection features several new patterns and fabrics amongst a range of high and low silhouettes. The latest lookbook, shot on location across the streets of East London, provides an immediate sense of practicality and resilience that comes to define the collection’s pieces. New silhouettes receive their first outing alongside the Cane, Ghost and Kobe that all appeared in the first AW16 drop – which is now available at OPUMO.
Beyond those new favourites, special attention is reserved for the exclusive addition of the Low Top Newo Laced Mixed Sneaker to the impressive FP roster. The Low Top has been updated to feature a elastic lacing system and an incredibly comfortable upper that is constructed from suede, neoprene and zigzag stitch detailing.
Titled “Srefidensi’, as a reference to founder Guillaume Philibert’s native Suriname, the collection manages to redefine elements of the brand without distracting from the label’s unique identity. This means the iconic Filling Pieces sneakers are updated and deconstructed in a variety of ways – namely the introduction of the brand new Filling Pieces sole. A replacement to the customary cup sole, the new unit is built around the brand’s sense of freedom and reliability to underline the new Filling Pieces ethos.
Beyond its innovative edge, the upcoming collection is yet another impressive chapter to the story of Filling Pieces; treading the line between athletic, luxury and practical uses to create a range of sneakers like nothing we have seen before.
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