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PUMA x F1 Partnership Welcomes A$AP Rocky as Creative Director

PUMA x F1 Partnership Welcomes A$AP Rocky as Creative Director
  • 24 October 2023
  • Posted By : Hatim
In a groundbreaking move, sports giant PUMA has officially announced its collaboration with music artist, designer, and creative powerhouse, A$AP Rocky. This long-term creative partnership is set to redefine the intersection of sport, streetwear, and fashion.

A Fusion of Motorsport and Streetwear

Rooted deeply in the motorsport business, A$AP Rocky will don the hat of the Creative Director, focusing on the synergy between the adrenaline-packed world of F1 and the pulsating rhythms of streetwear. The partnership will see Rocky channeling his creative energies into PUMA's new alliance with F1. He will be at the helm of designing bespoke capsules that will set the tone for PUMA's design directions in the seasons to come.

Beyond the Racetrack

Earlier in the year, PUMA had unveiled its long-term association with F1, positioning itself as the exclusive licensee and trackside retailer for all F1 races. With a rich legacy in motorsport, PUMA is now poised to delve into the influence of streetwear and fashion beyond the confines of the racetrack. A$AP Rocky, with his unparalleled fashion acumen and cultural insights, is set to bring a fresh perspective to F1's burgeoning audience.

Rocky's Vision for PUMA x F1

The collaboration will see a phased influence from Rocky. Initially, he will adopt an "in the lab" approach, kickstarting the creative exploration for the category. Throughout the remainder of the year, Rocky will shape the visual and video content for PUMA. His debut campaign, where he plays dual roles as the creative director and producer, delves into the car culture in America and its ripple effects on streetwear and fashion.
Later in the year, fans can anticipate an exclusive PUMA x F1 collection drop, offering a glimpse into the capsule collections slated for 2024, centered around high-visibility F1 races. Come 2024, Rocky will shift his creative gaze to several Grand Prix races, starting with Miami. These collections, conceptualized and designed in collaboration with PUMA and F1 teams, will be accompanied by curated activations at each race.
By 2025, Rocky envisions a deeper immersion into the holistic product creative designs for the entire PUMA x F1 range, spanning from racewear to fanwear to high-fashion. The overarching aim is to bridge the gap between streetwear, fashion, and motorsport.

Voices from the Collaboration

A$AP Rocky expressed his excitement, stating, "Working with brands as iconic as PUMA, and as innovative as F1, has been truly inspiring." Maria Valdes, PUMA’s Chief Product Officer, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing Rocky's talent and vision. Oliver Boden, Head of Licensing and Gaming at F1, highlighted Rocky's alignment with F1's vision and looked forward to the collaboration.

Thoughts on this collab?

The PUMA x F1 partnership, bolstered by A$AP Rocky's creative direction, promises to be a game-changer in the world of sport and fashion. But let's be honest, this project has to be big, the before/after must shock the whole industry.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting collaboration.

Source: Puma News