Skate brand Etnies rolls out the latest footwear release in their Talent Scout Artist Series, via a collaboration with Nicomi Nix Turner.
For her version of Etnies’ Scout silhouette, she drew inspiration from her affinity for the botanical and entomological, which comes from her Pacific Northwest upbringing. Her shoe features a black-n-grey color palette, with a custom all-over pattern across the predominantly white sneaker, and grey accenting on the heel and tongue branding, as well as the illustrated insole.
“For this collaboration I wanted to integrate life, death and powerful beasts into one story,” Turner says. “Each piece has a certain mythos tied to it: The tiger with the skull connects this strong beast with the strength of man, The ram skull plays home to serpents and vegetation and the two skulls support the connectivity to life and death.”
The Etnies x Nicomi Nix Turner Talent Scout is available now, accompanied by a T-shirt, at the brand’s online store and stocklists worldwide.