Bradley Theodore is a creative visionary who uses the streets as his canvas. Inspired by the vibrant hues of his hometown, Turks & Caicos, the renowned artist reimagines icons like Muhammad Ali and Frida Kahlo in bold, technicolor brush strokes. Now residing in New York, the influencer’s striking murals, digital artwork and paintings breathe new life into the city that never sleeps.
“Organically I started to have people comment on my paint stained clothes and want to know where to buy them, so I wanted to bring that element to the PUMA collaboration.”
PUMA tapped the creative to design a capsule collection for the 50th anniversary of its iconic Suede silhouette. Featuring hand-painted brushstrokes in vibrant pinks, reds, and blues, the Suede 50: PUMA x BT Collection is a true reflection of Theodore’s genius.
“My inspiration for this collaboration came from the act of painting itself. When I’m painting in the streets, I’m wiping my hands off on my clothing in order to pick up my phone, or grab a new brush,” explains Theodore. “Organically I started to have people comment on my paint stained clothes and want to know where to buy them, so I wanted to bring that element to the PUMA collaboration. I once had someone offer $10,000 to frame my pants!”
The PUMA x BT Suede ($90) features a translucent midsole, brush-style strokes, a skull motif on the heel and Theodore’s signature in gold. A black T7 Track Jacket ($170), Track Pants ($150) and matching Tee ($80) round out the capsule, cementing its cult status.
Learn more about Theodore in the video above and cop the Suede 50: PUMA x BT collection now at PUMA.com and leading retailers.