Trophy Hunting, the brainchild of NYC-based duo Dustin Canalin and Kari Cruz, teams up with PUMA for an exclusive twelve-piece capsule collection that redefines American sportswear. This collaboration, bridging cultures and communities with Black, AAPI, and Latinx ownership, breathes new life into classic prep aesthetics. Co-designed by Canalin and Cruz, the pieces channel authentic storytelling and purposeful design, drawing inspiration from personal experiences with uniforms, school attire, and Bronx street style.
The collection showcases subtle yet impactful details, with nods to gold jewelry traditions and Trophy aesthetics. Noteworthy features include the Blackwatch plaid, a Trophy Hunting signature, woven into mesh performance skirts and PUMA’s Drycell fabric leggings. A standout hero piece is the fully reversible PUMA x Trophy Hunting Varsity Jacket, blending luxe satin with faux-fur Duck Camo lining. The footwear collection reinvents PUMA classics, like the Clyde All-Pro with a removable gold anklet, the redesigned Slipstream marrying ’80s basketball with preppy flair, and the Suede Vulcanized in Trophy Hunting’s Forest Green signature. Kari Cruz emphasizes the collection as a love letter to resilient women, stating, “It’s my love letter to the girls ‘from around the way’ who won’t be excluded from the rooms they’re not typically invited into.” Dustin Canalin sums it up, describing the collaboration as a fusion of timeless elegance and high-velocity lifestyles that empowers individuals to redefine their everyday style effortlessly.