Drawing inspiration from the yukata – a variant of the traditional Japanese kimono – Parisian boutique colette and Japanese footwear brand ASICS Tiger have released their collaborative spin on the GEL-Lyte V silhouette, whose namesake is its muse – ‘YUKATA’. The Tokyo Fashion Week pair comes in two colourways – colette’s signature blue, and white – with both featuring kimono-esque patterns made with embroidered leather. And of course, as with any other collaboration, both brands’ names are emblazoned on the heel and waxed laces. The end product, as you can see, appeals to not only sneakerheads, but also fans of Japanese textiles and aesthetics.
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The ASICS x colette GEL-Lyte V ‘YUKATA’ will be available at Sole What Mid Valley tomorrow (Saturday 19 November ’16) from 10am onwards. Sizes range from US7 to US11 in super limited quantity. Retails at RM769 (inc. of GST).