Luxury Label Philippe Model’s New Sneaker Is a Sophisticated Take on a Retro Runner

Luxury Label Philippe Model’s New Sneaker Is a Sophisticated Take on a Retro Runner


Parisian luxury label Philippe Model has tapped model-turned-stylist Tati Cotliar for the launch of its Fall/Winter sneaker collection. Cotliar features in the first episode of a video series titled Pleased To Meet You wearing the brand’s newest sneaker, the TRPX.

Shot in London by young Italian director Giada Bossi, the short film hones in on Cotliar’s creative process as she goes about her day. The Buenos Aires-born model is currently based in the English capital and the video captures her passion for the city and the influence it has on her style and work. Various locations of interest feature including the iconic brutalist art center the Barbican, Brick Lane market, as well as personal locations such as Cotliar’s home, her local chip shop and book store.

Zoom in on Cotliar’s feet for a closer look at one of the brand’s newest sneaker silhouettes, the TRPX. Commemorating its namesake city, the premium sneaker updates the Philippe Model’s popular Tropez model with a higher sole and slimmer silhouette. Available for men and women, the running-inspired sneaker features a mixed material upper of leather, suede, mesh, and nylon, giving it a retro runner feel.

Dropping alongside the TRPX is the PRSX. The latter is a revised version of the Paris sneaker and boasts a thick, ‘imperfect’ outsole that is purposely crafted to contrast with the sleek leather upper. Finishing off the model is the lettering ‘PM78’, indicating the year in which Philippe Model launched his brand in the French capital.

Launching alongside these two models as part of the FW 2019 range is a collaboration between the Parisian brand and the French outdoor experts Rossignol. Uniting outdoor expertise with elegant French aesthetics, the Rossignol x Philippe Model sneaker is a sophisticated take on the hiking-shoe trend. Drawing inspiration from Rossignol’s mountain sports heritage, the sneaker features a hiking-boot-like lacing system and padded collar reminiscent of a ski boot’s inner lining.

The TRPX, PRSX, and Philippe Model Paris x Rossignol sneaker retail from €260/$290 and are available now at Philippe Model stores, online and at select high-end retailers worldwide.

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