The seventh edition of the annual Sole DXB is set to kick off on Friday, December 7. Read on for everything you need to know about the two-day-long urban and streetwear festival.
Puma x Lama Jouni
UAE-based womenswear designer Lama Jouni has teamed up with athletic giant Puma on two exclusive ranges of athletic gear and four interpretations of the brand’s iconic Thunder sneaker. The two collections, entitled Rive Droite and Rive Gauche, are directly inspired by Jouni’s time in Paris. The former will be launching worldwide at this year’s edition of Sole DXB, while the latter will be available for purchase in Spring 2019.
Meanwhile, the founder and creative director of Les Benjamins, Bunyamin Aydin, was also tasked with reimagining the label’s retro trainer for an exclusive sneaker drop debuting at the Les Benjamins booth during the festival.
Shabab International x Nike
Streetwear label Shabab International and Nike have joined forces on a range of black, gold, and white football jerseys, which can be purchased at the Shabab booth during the weekend of Sole DXB. Visitors also have the option to personalize their purchase by way of custom patches, pins, and screen printing their name or preferred number on the jersey.
Dior x KAWS
Visitors at Sole DXB will be among the first to shop Dior Homme‘s hotly anticipated Spring 2019 collection, which includes a collaboration with artist KAWS, who reimagined the Parisian label’s logo and iconic bee for a number of streetwear-inspired designs, including T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, backpacks, and accessories. Dior x KAWs will be available to pre-order during the weekend, alongside the return of the US $3,200 dollar BMX bike.
Amongst Few x NBA
Emerging Dubai-based streetwear brand Amongst Few and the NBA have partnered on a seven-piece line-up of polyester tracksuits, shorts, waist bags, cotton t-shirts, and a pullover hoodie emblazoned with embroidered patches and old-fashioned screen prints. Entitled “Home / Away”, the offering will be available for purchase exclusively at Amongst Few’s booth on December 7 and 8.
Amal al Goblan x Chi Modu
Chi Modu is a renowned photographer whose lens has captured the likes of Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Mary J. Blige, to name a few. For Sole DXB, the photographer joined forces with Saudi fashion designer Amal al Goblan to create a capsule collection of streetwear using Modu’s iconic imagery.
Photography session with Barron Claiborne
In an exclusive session with hip-hop photographer Barron Claiborne at the Reebok set-up, visitors will have the chance to recreate The Notorious B.I.G’s iconic King of New York shoot — the actual gold crown he wore in the images included.
Joshua Vides’ optical installation
The Los Angeles-based artist who is known for his kooky, illustrated street art has partnered with Herschel Supply Co. to unveil a (highly Instagrammable) custom installation to coincide with the launch of his new capsule collection.
Third Line Gallery
The Dubai-based art gallery is set to open up shop at the event, which will sell limited-edition prints by regional artists including Amir H. Fallah, Farah Al-Qasimi, Hassan Hajjaj, Lamya Gargash, Nima Nabavi, and Sara Naim. Dubbed “The Library”, the shop will also present exclusive collaborations with three regional designers, including furniture pieces by Local Industries, jewelry label HOOKED|HKD, and glass vessels from Dima Srouji.
The line-up for this year’s South Africa-inspired event is a melange of international and regional talent, with local musicians set to take the stage alongside the likes of Nas, Giggs, Masego, Blood Orange, and Lion Babe, among many others. For the complete artist schedule, click here.
Learn how to DJ
DJ and founder of the Female First Sessions, DJ Megatronic will take budding DJs through some of her best spinning, mixing, and beat-matching tricks during a special workshop with Uber from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday.
Record your own song
Tommy Hilfiger has created a bespoke studio inside its Sole DXB booth, where visitors get the chance to record their very own track. Aspiring musicians can lay down their vocals, choose their beat, and even shoot their own cover art work for the song.