The Kaws x Sacai x Nike Blazer Low were teased online earlier this year, and after much anticipation it’s rumoured that the shoes will be dropping imminently.
Kaws has made his name in the world of art and design for his bold, innovative prints and striking use of colour and shape. Following the success in his career, Kaws has paved his way into the streetwear movement, known for a variety of collaborations including Kaws x BE@RBRICK, Kaws x Uniqlo and working on projects with names such as Takashi Murakami and A Bathing Ape. This time, he is back in partnership with leading sportswear and sneaker brand, Nike.
For their latest project, the two are teaming up with leading Japanese luxury fashion brand Sacai to create a new design of the iconic Nike Blazer Low.
Sacai was founded in 1998 by Chitose Abe – a Japanese creative who began her career as a pattern cutter at COMME des GARCONS. The philosophy behind the brand is created to bring strength to its consumers, who are both men and women. As the brand developed its very own image and style, 2011 was a key turning point for the label, as it debuted at it’s first runway in Paris. Since, the brand has been in high demand in the Western world. Still today Sacai is extremely relevant as it develops new styles and partnerships within the industry, one which reflects the timeless nature of the luxury fashion label.
The new Kaws x Sacai x Nike Blazer Low is expected to arrive in two different colourways. The first colourway featuring vibrant, almost playground-like tones including blue, yellow, green and a hint of red. The second, a warmer palette of red, orange, yellow and blue.
Each pair features lots of layers between fabrics and detailing of the shoe. The shoelaces are doubled up so there are two colours running throughout, whilst the tongue of the shoe is also layered with contrasting colours which creates a really unusual style. Alongside the laces and tongue, details such as the Nike Swoosh and eyestays are layered with two different colours which creates a fun, energizing look. Branding features upon the tongue tags, alongside the rubber sole with the classic XX Kaws logo.
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