VOT By Takashi Kumagai x Keds – Leopard Aviation Collection

By - August 20th, 2009


Known for his keen sense for patterns and colors, Japanese designer Takashi Kumagai has helped reconstitute new theme, many times in flamboyant styles, for labels such as Quiksilver and PORTER by YOSHIDA & CO.  Most recently, the designer took on a new project, this time with footwear label Keds, in creating a capsule collection of sneakers. In ways to question long held view of Keds as white  canvas sneakers, Kumagai devised a series of 3 editions.  All constructed from lush coat of faux fur, each of  the 3 editions mimic true dotted patterns from the leopard subspecies, including the all black or commonly known as the black panther.  To compliment the design, each edition is then outfitted with black laces and midsole. A bright blue Keds rubber tab on the heel is the only remnant of the label.

For a limited time only,  VOT By Takashi Kumagai x Keds – Leopard Avia:tion Collection is now available at Adam et Rope’HOMME Chapter of ZOZOTOWN shopping network

> Adam et Rope’HOMME [ZOZO]

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