February 1st, 2009 marks the launch of an outstanding collaboration between adidas Originals and three of the world’s most unique and creative streetwear and fashion designers – Originals by Originals. Jeremy Scott, Alyasha (Fiberops) and Kazuki (Fragment Design) have each created a mini collection of groundbreaking adidas Originals apparel and footwear products for men and women that will be exclusively available in selected boutiques, fashion doors and Originals stores globally from spring/summer 2009. Each product features the Originals by Originals logo and the respective designer logos.
We have already showed you most of the Jeremy Scott collection these past weeks, and today we give you some first easer images of the Alyasha and Kazuki collections, that will for sure be equally impressive and most likely much more wearable. Kazuki will be working on lots of technical garments in his collection and Alyasha will add a special twist of Americana to adidas Originals product.
Hopefully we can show you the collections in the near future. Until then check out a couple of images after the jump, along with lots of detailed information on these collaborations.
Kazuki successfully brings highly technical and modern influences to a stylized, very wearable streetwear collection. The styles incorporate elements such as waterproof zippers, bonding and taping seamlessly into the design. Footwear highlights call out the KBall Basketball sihouettes that come in exclusive materials.
“The styling of my collection suits me and hopefully the audience that my designs appeal to. I would really like to thank all my friends for their support and inspiration but most importantly I would like to thank adidas for having the vision to give me, a freelance designer, a chance to work on a project like this,” Kazuki comments on the new partnership.
Alyasha celebrates the special twist on Americana with an Originals flavor that comes across classic looks. Heavy cotton and genuine materials play a big role together with vintage details and remarkable graphics. Footwear highlight Jivebomber represents a combination of an Oxford-style silhouette and sneaker outsole.
“I hope that my contribution does justice to the Originals by Originals project as a whole. The inspiration came from classic 1940’s and 50’s styles, with what I hope will be recognized as a somewhat contemporary twist. Easy to wear for the discerning cad.”
In the end, it is the sum of the various designer contributions that defines Originals by Originals and makes it exceptional.