The French brand SALOMON continues to grow among the most popular sneaker brands of the moment. At the end of last year, it presented a high-end collab with Ronnie Fieg’s label, KITH. A few days ago, the outdoor specialist unveiled a new project: a FW23 capsule imagined with another great designer, Boris Bidjan Saberi.
The ongoing partnership between the 2 brands has evolved to include footwear, apparel and accessories through a unique athletic climbing concept. For the first time, SALOMON and Boris Bidjan Saberi have designed a complete collection inspired by « Athletic Bouldering ».
Boris Bidjan Saberi is a designer born in Munich just over 40 years ago to a German mother and an Iranian father. His dual identity plays an important role in his aesthetic influences. Between Western and Eastern culture, he creates functional fashion pieces with a ‘futuristic minimalist’ look through his eponymous brand founded in 2007. He uses soft fabrics, asymmetrical cuts, dark colors, between black and gray, or ‘primitive’ in tones of ochre, earth and sand. These collections have already seduced public figures such as Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber and even Ye, as well as many more anonymous urban adventurers and streetwear lovers. Boris Bidjan Saberi makes his pieces by hand in his Barcelona design studio.
The collaborative capsule with Salomon is inspired by the legendary French brand’s heritage in mountain sports and outdoor athletics, as well as Boris Bidjan Saberi’s passion for climbing. To develop this concept that brings together the specifics of climbing with a tailored utilitarianism, the partners enlisted the help of iconic climber Fred Nicole and the So Ill brand.
The collection includes a series of classic Salomon XT sneakers, technical and waterproof jackets, pants and t-shirts, as well as the essential accessory for outdoor climbing, a special backpack. These products are dressed in black colors and subtly display the ’11’ logo of the contemporary branch of Boris Bidjan Saberi’s brand.
The FW 23 Salomon x 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi capsule is expected to be released in October 2023, at select retailers and online at partner sites 11bybbs.com and salomon.com. For the latest details, stay tuned !