In celebration of Onitsuka Tiger’s 70th anniversary this year, the brand has announced a special collaboration with seven celebrated designers from Japan and abroad. The first phase of this project, which is available now, is a collaboration with “CINOH” designer Takayuki Chino, who is renowned for playful yet mature real clothing.
“The design is nobleness, yet also has a chic ambience,” says Takayuki Chino. “To this I’ve added ease of movement, along with a combination of the Onitsuka Tiger standard colors of tri-color and the distinctive “CINOH” signature colors of white and navy to give this collaboration a distinctive look.”
The shoes are based on the OK BASKETBALL LO, which rearranged the brand’s early basketball model in a low-cut form. The colours feature a clean white theme, and the materials are a hybrid design combining uniform colours of enamel leather and canvas. Different colours have been used for the left and right shoelaces and outer soles, expressing the tri-colour design. The jacket and pants, which can be worn as suits, feature deep navy for a classic and stately ambience, along with tri-colour lines for an effortless and sporty feel.
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The remaining designers include:
29th July: Kim Kiroic, designer of “KKtP”
26th August: Masanori Morikawa, designer of “CHRISTIAN DADA”
23rd September: Shimo Zhou and Une Yea, designers of “STAFFONLY”
21st October: Kathleen Hanhee Kye, designer of “KYE”
18th November: Teppei Fujita, designer of “sulvam”
16th December: Secret guest designer yet to be announced
The Onitsuka Tiger x “CINOH” collection is now available at Onitsuka Tiger Ngee Ann City and Jewel Changi Airport. Shoes retail at SGD149, and the jacket and pants are SGD369 and SGD199 respectively. More information can be found here.
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