Last November, Atlanta multidisciplinary rapper TRINIDAD JAME$ teamed up with SAUCONY through his streetwear brand HOMMEWRK to bring us the limited edition Jazz 81 « Sorrel Red » (article available HERE). Today, the artist and designer unveils a new colorway « Carnival Black » of this iconic silhouette.
This collaborative iteration of the Jazz 81 continues to celebrate the bond between Trinidad Jame$ and Saucony. Like the previous version, this « Carnival Black » pays tribute to the rapper’s roots and draws inspiration from the first pair he owned as an immigrant coming to America.
Unlike the first version, this new opus is dressed in understated colors in shade of black with touches of beige gold. It keeps its construction in leather and suede. In terms of branding details, Hommewrk logo adorns the tongue and heel, and the slogan « Do Your Hommewrk » is emblazoned on the insole. To add a touch of boldness, the pair features a milky/grey/salmon Glow-in-the-Dark sole and is adorned with 4 sets of laces : the titular black lace with gold aglets, as well as 3 others in green, red and blue.
The Hommewrk x Saucony Jazz 81 « Carnival Black » will be released exclusively on February 16, 2022 at Hommewrk, before a general release 2 days later on February 18, 2022 at selected retailers and on saucony.com. The price is set at 110$.