Spring Breakers Donavyn
MARCH 11, 2013
SUPRA is pleased to announce the limited release of the Spring Breakers Donavyn, the result of a collaboration with director Harmony Korine and his upcoming Spring Breakers film starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco.
Writer and director Harmony Korine is known for his screenplay Kids (arguably the first and only successful film about skateboard culture), and for directing Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers. Roger Ebert has compared his work with “…Godard, Cassavetes, Herzog, Warhol, Tarkovsky, Brakhage, and others who smash conventional movies and reassemble the pieces.” Harmony’s unconventional approach to art, and of course his skateboard origins, have been an inspiration to SUPRA and were the motivation for doing this shoe.
The Spring Breakers Donavyn is a casually elegant low top, redolent of a dress shoe, with a color story that, at first glance, is as bizarre as some of Harmony’s scripts. But the hot pink and turquoise color story was chosen as a nod to another ubiquitous Florida institution, the hit 80's TV show Miami Vice. The upper is constructed from a unique, hot pink leather that looks shiny and wet like patent leather, but is actually a premium full-grain leather that technology has only recently been able to furnish with these kinds of extreme hues and textures—this is one of the first shoes in the world to feature this new material. It also has three pairs of laces (black, hot pink, and turquoise), a padded black mesh lining, and it’s constructed on a black vulcanized sole with a double layer of turquoise foxing. Only 100 pairs of the Spring Breakers Donavyn were created.
SUPRA is deeply honored to be a part of Harmony’s upcoming film and is proud to be hosting the Hollywood premiere of Spring Breakers on Thursday, March 14, at the ArcLight Theater.