Engineered Garments x K Swiss
A collaboration between Los Angeles-based heritage footwear brand K-Swiss and Engineered Garments.
Merging the utilitarian, rugged feel of Engineered Garments whilst focusing on reimagined cuts and textures melded with K-Swiss’ sophisticated minimalist design.
The footwear collection features a modernised version of K-Swiss’ Classic original 1966 model. Engineered Garments Founder and Creative Director Daiki Suzuki has had a keen interest in K-Swiss from when he first saw the brand while working at a store in Tokyo back in the 80s.
“I saw a brown leather K-Swiss shoe at that time and I remember that it looked so great,” says Daiki Suzuki. For the collaboration, Suzuki landed on a reimagining of the Classic GT, as it reminded him most of what he liked and grew up with in the 80s.
“To me, K-Swiss shoes at their core are tennis shoes, and the Classic GT is… pretty close to what I liked and grew up with in the 80s, with its D-ring eyelets and mountain shoe-like blucher construction,” continues Suzuki. “I wanted to maintain the authentic K-Swiss look, so I kept everything except the D-ring straps on one side.”
Daiki Suzuki brings Engineered Garments’ perspective to the shoe with the Japanese brand’s much-beloved asymmetry, in both the shoe’s signature D-rings and a mix of leather and suede materials.
The Black, Chipmunk and Snow White colour ways will be available at Nepenthes London from Friday 12th May 12:00 BST.