Ukrainian brand PALINGENESY has launched a sale of sneaker samples, created during 2022. The sneakers have not been produced before and were produced specifically for participation in Ukrainian and international competitions, including Ukrainian Fashion Week, Italian International Talent Support and Los Angeles Vegan Fashion Week
The brand’s team has put on sale six models created from sneakers in the PALINGENESY signature style.
You can see the sizes and buy PALINGENESY samples at the website. As noted by the brand, 50% of the net profit from each pair sold will be transferred to volunteers engaged in supporting the Ukrainian military.
The model was created from two pairs of Nike Blazer, one is purple and the other is pink. The base was put on the sole of the adidas Golflite silhouette, divided into two parts, and decorated with neon lacing on the side.
«These sneakers are among the first ones we created in this style. They took part in Epson Digital Fashion Lab (educational project for aspiring designers — Note from DTF Magazine) during Ukrainian Fashion Week, which was held in February 2022», the founder of PALINGENESY Mitya Hontarenko told DTF Magazine.
The base of the sample was made from parts of various models of adidas sneakers, in particular Samba, Samba OG, Campus, Spezial, adidas Samba x Stone Island, Trimm Trab and Gazelle.
For this, the brand’s team used the backs of sneakers with adidas branding, which were joined together and placed on the adidas Superstar sole.
In September 2022, the model was presented at the International Talent Support fashion contest in the Italian city of Trieste.
The ASICS GT 2000 sneaker model in black and green, ASICS Gel Kayano and Wilson brand tennis ball are the base of the sample. The predominantly mesh base was placed on the sole of the Nike Air Monarch silhouette.
According to Mitya Hontarenko, the model was made for a custom order, but the sneakers did not fit during the fitting. They were remade and presented at Epson Digital Fashion Lab during Ukrainian Fashion Week and at Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles in October.
High blue sneakers were created from the tongues of such silhouettes as adidas Response, adidas Volleyball, Nike Air Max 97 and Nike Air Jordan 6. For the sole they used the base of the Hummels Walter Sky sneaker, and the feature of the custom pair was the Puma Disc lacing system.
The model was also presented at Epson Digital Fashion Lab during Ukrainian Fashion Week and Italian International Talent Support.
For the base of the sample they used elements of ASICS Gel Kayano TN 100, ASICS Gel Kayano TN 500 1995, a fixation system of one of Nike models, as well as the remnants of the X-Pac technological material, left after the PALINGENESY collaboration with the brand Riot Division.
The model is supplemented by the sole of Adidas Climacool 1 sneakers.
Nike Air Max Plus Triple Black, adidas Originals Ozweego and ASICS GTX are the base of the pair. The upper with a rubber cage was placed on a fluted sole of sneakers of an unknown brand.
Along with sneakers, the site presents 11 models of bags created from recycled materials and decorated with elements of sneakers.
In 2019, designer Mitya Hontarenko began customizing sneakers for himself and friends, as well as local heroes, such as Olympic medalist and professional boxer Denys Berinchyk and Bellator MMA champion Yaroslav Amosov. Subsequently, he launched the recycled brand PALINGENESY.
In September this year Mitya Hontarenko became the first Ukrainian, who received an award at the International Talents Support (ITS) Contest — this Italian contest has been opening new names in the fashion industry for twenty years.
Mitya won the ITS Footwear Award for his collection of recycled shoes: each model is made from several pairs of sneakers.