For people with multiple roles, the situation of having to juggle varying responsibilities and relating different roles to other are always conundrums. How do I prioritize? What do I want? These are questions many face on a daily basis. For Caol Uno, the role-playing dilemma is not as simple as a father/son or son/friend/employee divide. The mixed martial artist who had been practicing the brutal sport gaining fast following in the U.S. since he was 18 is more than just an athlete. In fact, as Caol Uno is the director of four different labels, USC, 10AC, Team Caol Uno, unobambino and a select shopâ€”and behold, a doting father of three, it would be wrong to pigeon hole him as just man of the Octagon.
This year Caol Uno doesn’t just segue from one role to another, but fuses his experiences together in different contexts to create something entirely new that envelopes Caol Uno as a person. Uno’s collaboration with Nike on a line of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) inspired gear focuses just as much on design as performance. The 10AC line (coming from spelling “Caol” backwards) incorporates some of Nike’s most innovative and hi-tech performance enhancing materials to create training gear that looks as good as they work.
The Fall/Winter Collection from the 10AC line is a solid and comprehensive line that carries everything one would need for training. Ranging from your basic t-shirts to more technical Nike Sphere tops to ponchos, gym bags and a new Nike Zoom Vomero+4 sneaker, the collection is practical and easy so the wearer can focus his undivided attention on physical betterment. In terms of aesthetics color palette is fall relevant and calming in deeper shades of maroon, navy, black and grey. As the 10AC Fall/Winter Collection is now available online for preview and the items are dropping throughout the next two months for all, Freshness got a word in with the man of many trades about his labels, collaboration with Nike and brief round with Freddie Roach.
- Produced by: Dan Hwang | Interviewed and Translation by: Debre | Transcribed by: Emily Chang