Friday 4th March sees the long awaited launch of the Adidas Originals by Originals by Kazuki Spring / Summer 2011 Collection. Over the last few years it has developed into one of the most highly anticipated and sought after Adidas collections, with many styles selling out instantly, and fading away into Adidas history and legend. This spring’s collection is set to be no different, especially given that it will be the FINAL Originals collection Kazuki designs for Adidas.
For this final collection Kazuki has truly pulled out all the stops, producing what we consider to be his finest collection yet. Kazuki once again draws inspiration from his native Tokyo, with obvious Japanese streetwear elements to the collection. He has also collaborated with friends Jam Home Made, Azuma, and of course Ian Brown.
Kazuki and Ian Brown have been friends for over 10 years, and ever since the conception of the Originals by Originals range, there has been speculation over whether Kazuki would produce a shoe with his good friend. Ian Brown has always championed Kazuki’s collection, appearing in the look books and promotional videos, and now the collaboration has finally happened.
The ZX Ian Brown is a classic premium ZXZ, produced in the finest leather, of course in Ian’s favourite colour, black. Japanese jewellery designers Jam Home Made have gone to work on the Stan Smith, updating the eyelets, uppers and back heel tab, to produce a shoe with a distinctly Japanese style. The KZK Plants is a slimline plimsole designed by floral artist Azuma, which brings a totally new dimension to the range. The Copepan seamlessly fuses the Campus and T-toe with stunning results. The Darwen is a mid-cut ZX-Boat style hybrid, roumered to be named after the town Darwen in Lancashire, home town of Kazuki’s friend Gary Aspen. The final footwear style is the ZX Mocc, which draws inspiration from the 1960′s creeper shoes, current en-vogue in Japan.
The apparel collection is classic Kazuki – A seamless mix of Japanese street wear and technical outdoor wear. There are obvious references to baseball throughout the collection, which is both Kazuki and Japan’s favourite sport.
The collection will launch at our exclusive launch event on Thursday 3rd March at End Hunting Co. in Newcastle upon Tyne, and online at 00:00 GMT on Friday 4th March. We have very limited numbers of each style, and demand is set to be huge for Kazuki’s final collection, so please try and join us on the night, or keep an eye on the website to ensure you bag yourself a little bit of Adidas history.
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