ASICS Taps Awake NY for a Collaborative Pack Ahead of Paris Fashion Week
With their mix of bright colors, bold graphics, and in-your-face New York attitude, it’s no wonder ASICS’ capsule collection with Awake NY comes in two eye-catching designs. Founder Angelo Baque, Supreme’s ex-Brand Director, takes on the GEL-KAYANO® 5 360, and combines the metallics used in peak 90’s streetwear, and slaps on a modern twist of black and lime. But Awake isn’t the only one to mesh nostalgic designs with a contemporary feel, this model is ASICS’ first-ever hybrid silhouette, a combination of GEL-KAYANO 5 OG’s upper with GEL-QUANTUM 360’s advanced sole.
While subtly is a rarity in both the NYC streetwear label and the Japanese footwear giant, the two models are softened by contrasting suede panels which cover the toebox and dot the vamp. Tonal rounded laces and a branded tongue also keep the colorway minimalistic yet bright. A preview of the capsule will be available to all those who attend our insane ASICS’ event at la Gaîté Lyrique during Paris Fashion Week. While the sneaker release details are still being kept on the down low, you can keep up with all updates with Awake NY and ASICS’ Instagrams.
Words: Paola de Oliveira