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The Asics x Vivienne Westwood Collab is About to Drop – We Look At The Queen of Punk's Best Collabs - 10 Magazine
Another day, another collab. But unlike many others, this one is truly gag-worthy. Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood has worked with Japanese sportswear giant Asics on redesigning two of their trainer silhouettes, injecting them with true punk spirit like only she can. Originally seen as part of the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS19 catwalk show in Paris, the Gel-Mai Knit trainer got adorned with Westwood’s archival Squiggle print, originally used in her catwalk debut in 1981. Then covering pirate-like blouses and matching cotton trousers in contrasting colourways, the motif is now reimagined in a red and white combo and covering the sock part, putting the focus on the technical aspect of the shoe. Despite being part of Asics’ permanent of the collection, this particular shape is clearly a sportswear reflection of some of Westwood biggest-selling hits, including her signature pirate boots. The campaign imagery for the launch was created by a duo of long-term Ten Towers collaborators, stylist Anna Trevelyan and photographer Dexter Navy, bringing in the contemporary twist to the timeless attitude of unapologetic rebelliousness. The second Asics shape Westwood reimagined is a recently re-launched noughties hit, the Gel-Kayano 5 OG. Originally released in 1999, this trainer was chosen...