LI-NING SOULLAND collaboration photos by Adam Katz-Sinding

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Following Soulland’s Spring Summer 2021 presentation during Copenhagen Fashion Week yesterday, here is a closer look at the modernist label’s first collaborative output with pioneering Chinese sport leader, Li-Ning.  Exploring physical movement but also mental and spiritual travels, the Soulland x Li-Ning footwear embodies the idea of limitless design and tireless exploration.  Named “Pre-Inter-Post”—Before-During-After in Latin—this collaboration examines the whole process of running and the different phases structuring the runner’s experience with space and effort.  Grounded in the Soulland team’s love of running, it reminds us that physical performance can also be a meditative and creative experience.



The brands’ design partnership was announced in June  with Soulland choosing to adapt two of Li-Ning’s most directional running footwear silhouettes: the completely new, dual-layer soled Shadow and a streamlined iteration of the label’s recently-introduced Wind Ranger model.


Offered in both men’s and women’s sizing, Soulland x Li-Ning ‘Pre-Inter-Post’ will launch in the Fall of 2020.  Additional specifics—including stockist details, pricing information and more—will be forthcoming.


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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.