PUMA x P.A.M. come together this season to create a collection blurring the lines between streetwear and outdoor clothing, within a larger, multifaceted project – the PAM/PUMA BIO/VERSE – aiming to reconnect with the concepts of nature and community.
Established in the year 2000 by Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey, P.A.M. – short for Perks and Mini – is Melbourne-born and based, relocating to Paris 2015-2019. The brand has a multi-disciplinary approach blending fashion, graphic design, art, music, and nightlife and has earned a cult following for its fun, carefree, colourful clothes.
Taking the wearer from the convenience store to the hiking trail, the first-ever PUMA x P.A.M. collection features simple yet adventurous silhouettes with bold graphics and all-over prints with a psychedelic edge. Its texture and colour-rich concept is inspired by the South American Yareta, a blobby, velvety cushion plant.
The BIO/VERSE uniquely commits to real-world environmental impact through a partnership with DEEP. Through the DEEP BioDATA Platform, the project supports the installation of biodiversity monitoring technology in one of the world’s last remaining wild places – the Jurua River region of the Western Brazilian Amazon. Cloud-connected audio sensors use Machine Learning to process live sonics from the project site, providing never-before-seen insight into keystone species, animal group behavior, insect density, primate community dynamics, migration patterns, change over time, and much more. This data is fed into local and scientific communities to enhance research, understand ecosystem dynamics, propel and direct conservation efforts, and stop illegal activity in these most beautiful and vulnerable ecosystems. DEEP works with on-ground partner Instituto Juruá, and technology partner Rainforest Connection to achieve these visionary impact outcomes.
Spanning 20 different styles, the collection includes elevated basics such as fleece jackets and sweaters, cargo trousers, T-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies, and down jackets. The palette is nature-inspired and dominated by rich purple, lavender, green, and copper tones. Fabrics are biodegradable and include 20% recycled fibers and 100% for down jacket filling. Shoes comprise classic sneakers, trail-running shoes, and clogs. On the minimal side, accessories – a bucket hat and cap, a trail backpack, and a bottle bag set – highlight functionality.
The collection will be available from November 5th.