Versace Chain Reaction Gas Mask

Versace Chain Reaction Gas Mask by Freehand Profit
The 179th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from parts and pairs of the Versace Chain Reaction, a gift for Donatella Versace. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Of the many great connections made through SNEAKERS (the book by Howie KahnRodrigo CorralAlex French) was meeting Salehe Bembury. We met in Los Angeles a few months back and he enlisted me to create one of my signature sneaker masks for Donatella Versace out of the upcoming Versace Chain Reactions.

Versace Chain Reaction Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

The Versace Chain Reaction releases this week but you’ve seen them on foot worn by the likes of 2 Chainz, Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys to name a few. I knew Salehe had something up his sleeve but when he released a pic of the sole on January 17th I just about fell out. A cuban link sole? Son! Instant classic.

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For the culture. #versacechainreaction

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While normally I begin by deconstructing the shoe, this was the first time I was given flats (pre-constructed shoes, flat pattern pieces) to work with. With such a plethora of luxury materials at hand I was really excited to work on this piece.

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