Armed with an eye for details, a mind that doesn’t cease to wander and talented friends ready to help, Kazuki Kuraishi is back for the four season of adidas Originals by Originals line-up for Fall/Winter 2010. Last season, Kuraishi enlisted the help of friends such as DJ MINTOS and CLOT to bring their two pence into the line, this coming season, Kuraishi turns to NEIGHBORHOOD’s new diffusion label, LUKER by Neighborhood, WHIZ Limited and also brought back DJ and artist MINTOS to the control. Having previously previewed the upcoming footwear collection from Fall/Winter 2010, now we have the apparel which goes with the cool hybrid kicks that are part vintage American, part Japanese, and all modern.
One of the staples which have returned is Kuraishi’s technical outerwear, and this season, it comes in the form of the KZK LTE Shell. For Spring/Summer, Kuraishi adopted colorful plaid and highly technical material, but for Fall/Winter, Kuraishi drew inspiration from adidas’ iconic diamond design on their footwear outsoles. This jacket is all weather proof with a fully seam-taped 3D silhouette, waterproof 2L Diaplex fabric and waterproof zippers. In Kuraishi’s world, every detail is functional and every function, has style.
In his collaboration with LUKER by Neighborhood, the duo came out with a few pieces, one of the stand out styles being the Luker Tweed Riders Jacket which features a biker jacket silhouette, but is crafted from heritage Scottish Harris Tweed. What we have previewed here is a simple grey logo hoodie featuring three-stripes running down the hood, and features easy co-branding on the front.
DJ Mintos returns with the same signature logo, ” Mintos At The Controls” and he has playfully added three elastic pockets to the crewneck BMX shirt. On the outerwear front, Kuraishi took some military inspiration and rendered the classic nylon track jacket with four military style pockets, three-stripes (of course!) and silver kzk emblems.
Aside from fresh apparel for the adults, this season also marks the introduction of adidas ObyO kzk’s children’s collection, and some of the pieces have been produced in collaboration with LUKER by Neighborhood as well. The collection is set for its first drop in August, so stay tuned and keep an eye out for them because these will not be staying on the racks for long.