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Salehe Bembury and New Balance Unveil ‘Universal Communication’ Fall/Winter 2021 Collection Including New Balance 574 ‘Yurt’

After months of teases including detailed shots of a sherpa cap and 574 “Yurt” sneaker, Salehe Bembury and New Balance are ready to reveal what they have cooked up for the Fall/Winter 2021 season.

Titled “Universal Communication”, the latest Salehe Bembury x New Balance collaboration gets you ready to take on the wintry great outdoors in style, of course. In addition to another rollout of sneakers, this collection will serve as a first-ever apparel and accessories drop by Bembury. The collection’s pieces are relatively vibrant as the designer has never been one to steer away from an energetic color palette nor a slew of various textures. His signature fingerprint motif and a bubbly “Yurt” can be seen throughout the collection amongst the other standout details. Garments appear in utilitarian hike-ready silhouettes such as cozy colorblocking quarter-zip fleece pullovers and durable fishermen’s vests equipped with functioning pockets. Other noteworthy pieces include fuzzy patchwork joggers, hoodies, t-shirts, trousers, slightly puffy zip-up jackets, hats, scarves, and more.

As for the latest sneaker, the designer will be tackling the New Balance 574, breaking from his previous takes on the 2002r. Dubbed as “Yurt”, the sneaker finds itself stamped with a playfully unique protruding piece on the heel, which is actually a working whistle. Appearing in a combination of fabrics including suede and mesh, the sneaker is set to arrive in five colorways matched with the logos of New Balance and Salehe Bembury along with the word “Yurt”.

The campaign truly captures the essence of the latest collection as models and creatives Kim Johansson, Ron Holden, Algee Smith, and Jesse Williams were suited up the co-branded Fall/Winter pieces matched with background settings of differing locations in the wilderness.

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Photos: James Law

UPDATE: The Salehe Bembury x New Balance “Universal Communication is slated to drop exclusively on on Saturday, October 16th at 9AM PST (12PM EST) followed by a global release on Friday, October 22nd at New Balance and select retailers.

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