adidas Originals by Originals – Kazuki Kuraishi Launch | Event Recap

By - February 8th, 2009

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Celebrating its 60th year as the label with “3 stripes”,  adidas formed a new global initiative for its adidas Originals branch. The project, ObyO or Originals by Originals, centers around 3 prominent designers, each chosen for their imaginative attributes to urban fashion. Heading the debut collection of adidas Originals by Originals (ObyO) are Alyasha, Jeremy Scott and Kazuki Kuraishi. All were given creative control for a capsule collection based on “Celebrate Originalities” design theme.

For the official launch of this new venture by adidas Originals, ObyO member designer Kuraishi Kazuki curated a special mix-media event this past Friday evening, February 6th, at the Shinjuku Opera City Concert Hall. Part product design exhibition and part concert, with performances by Makoto Azuma of JARDINS des Fleurs, Ian Brown, delofamilia, Rie Fu, and more.  An after-party immediately followed where a special appearance by Tommy Guerrero along side with Japanese human beat box AFRA made the evening a momentous one.

> adidas originals – ObyO

> one by one / Kazuki Kuraishi

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