Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger continues to present a contemporary collection that combines fashion with sports, and heritage with innovation.
A new reinterpretation of Onitsuka Tiger's history that dates back to 1949, the dress shoe line The Onitsuka was born in 2019. We are now pleased to announce the line’s first capsule collection: The Onitsuka × Nick Wooster. These products will go on sale at THE ONITSUKA and Onitsuka Tiger stores in six countries (Japan, the U.S., the U.K., Italy, China, and Singapore) on March 17, 2023.
The capsule collection is a collaboration with Nick Wooster, one of the world's leading icons of men's fashion, and features a range of fashionable and original items made in Japan, infusing his unique military essence into the simple yet sophisticated THE ONITSUKA style.
"When creating something, my approach is to complete a whole style first," says Nick Wooster.
"This capsule collection was constructed by combining a bomber jacket with skirt pants as the base. I have also focused on a minimalist palette, by limiting the colors to white, black, and military green, which unifies the styles. For the shoes, I've studied the history of Onitsuka Tiger, which started in 1949, and updated their classic style with my own interpretation.
This collection, which is based on a minimalist color scheme, proposes a look that combines a bomber jacket and skirt pants or any other items with a pair of massive shoes.
The items are simple yet have some elaborate details, with military-taste three-dimensional pockets on the arms and chest of each apparel item, and exquisite silhouettes formed by the well-dropped shoulder lines of the tops. For the shoes, four models are introduced: WIGURVE™ expressed in military green, the key color of this capsule; STUDDED DERBY, a punkish update of a classic style by applying studs; WIGURVE™ SIDE GORE BOOT, combining a streamlined style sole with the side gore design; and BROGUE CHUKKA, BROGUE shoes reinterpreted as mid-cut chukka boots.
Born 1960 in Kansas, USA. After beginning his career at Barney's New York, became fashion director at Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman, currently works as an adviser for a variety of brands. In 2015, named on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List.
THE ONITSUKA, created by Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger, is a boutique collection featuring simple, beautiful, and timeless designs with an emphasis on Made in Japan. It consists of garments, shoes, and accessories, and aims to be a collection that will be loved for a long time, focusing not only on how beautiful it looks, but also on how it makes you feel when you wear it.
Onitsuka Tiger creates sports inspired fashion in the pursuit of ultimate comfort and innovative design. The style symbolizes our respect to our heritage and our admiration for refined and contemporary creative styles. Innovative technologies in our products lie where the eyes cannot see. Our full line of products is one of a kind from head to toe. They come to life through craftsmanship that obsesses over quality and detail. We answer the cravings of those who look for a “new luxury” by introducing them to an entirely new value system.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger continues to present a contemporary collection that combines fashion with sports, and heritage with innovation. In1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka established Onitsuka Co., Ltd., the forerunner of ASICS. The brand began with a commitment to promoting youth health, and since then, the Onitsuka Tiger Stripes have become synonymous with one of the most world-renowned athletic brands. The legend lives on today in the fusion of Japanese heritage and modern flair. With designs ranging from updated classic silhouettes to refreshing new styles and collaborations with like-minded artists and cultural connoisseurs, the spirit of Japan resonates in each new collection of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, apparel and accessories.