Digital fashion house The Fabricant and footwear brand Buffalo London hooked up for a special collaboration: They created a digital-only sneaker “Classic BurningFor” that is a 3D reimagining of Buffalo London’s famous platform-soled footwear, to be worn exclusively in the digital world.
The project was initiated with a desire to enable bold self-expression through fashion, despite the physical limitations of pandemic-enforced lockdowns. At the same time the digital-only shoe is meant to open dialogues, particularly considering sustainability by creating a purely digital item compared to a physical one.
The virtual version of Buffalo London’s fashion classic utilizes 3D’s capacity by using flames as the design material of choice, and by covering the sneakers in a digital fabric that is in perpetual motion.
The sneaker comes in two colourways, red and blue, and retails at €24.90 to be digitally dressed in a still image of the shoe and €49.90 to be dressed in a moving image of the flame covered shoe.
The initial drop of the digital sneaker will be a limited edition release of 100 pairs only, sold through Buffalo London’s and Dress-X’s websites.