The Complete Limited Editions Guide
Thames & Hudson, 9780500517284, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Sneakers: The Complete Collectors' Guide was a phenomenal success, setting trends in sneaker design and collecting that continue to this day. Brands have since reissued classic designs and started creating the shoes that have spurred a new wave of collecting: limited editions, often designed in collaboration with invited artists, designers, musicians, cultural icons, and co-brands. Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide brings you the very best limited edition and collaborative sneakers that have been released over the last ten years, a time when sneaker design has transcended its origins to explore new territories in global design culture, including fashion and art. Over 300 designs from fifteen brands have been carefully selected and photographed, with 100 outstanding examples showcasing the burgeoning trend for direct collaborations. From Nike working with New York graffiti artists Futura and Stash, to Reebok collaborating with superstar producer Pharrell Williams or Vans teaming up with Marc Jacobs, brands have used collaboration to build in exclusivity and desirability and to connect with new consumers.