True sports performance brand ASICS and iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood have come together for the first time to create an exclusive capsule collection of limited-edition styles, which will be released over 2019. This exclusive collaboration touches on the heritage of both brands – reimagining ASICS classic styles, re-released with advanced performance technology, married with Vivienne Westwood’s iconic design elements and prints synonymous with the brands history.
The following first two styles from the collection will be launching on April 27th globally.
1ASICSTIGER X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – GEL-MAI™Knit MT (RM829)
The GEL–MAI™Knit MT shoeadopts the iconic Vivienne Westwood archive Squiggleprint, first used in the Pirate Autumn-Winter 1981debut catwalk collection. Using the original red & white contrasting squiggle colour-way the motif has been used to accentuate the technical design features of the shoe. The flexible sock is intarsia knitted with the squiggle pattern whilst the external structure, adding strength and fastening to the shape, is in block white leather. The style was chosen for its asymmetric lacing – a technique often used in Westwood’s tailoring and fastenings. The iconic Vivienne Westwood orb logo is also embroidered on the back of the shoe.
2ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – GEL KAYANO™5 OG (RM729)
The GEL-KAYANO™5 OGshoe was first released by ASICS in 1999 and relaunched in 2018. The trainer was selected for its history and desire to reimagine a classic shape. The red & orange colour palette of the trainer was informed by one of the original colour-ways of the Vivienne Westwood archive Squiggleprint. The trainer is lined with this original print and features the Vivienne Westwood multi-coloured orb embroidered on the back of the shoe.
The three additional styles from the collection will be released in July 2019. The GEL-MAI™Knit MT and GEL-KAYANO™5 OG will be available exclusively on www.viviennewestwood.com&www.asics.com and at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from April 27th, 2019 onwards.