Valentino - Onitsuka Tiger Is The Big Collaboration Of Paris Fashion Week (So Far)
Paris Fashion Week is currently underway, with big brands such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Off-White having already shown their Autumn/Winter 2020 collections. And while all eyes are focused on what the heads of design at each house are bringing to the table, there's been even more scrutiny towards the men's shows than ever before, largely thanks to Kim Jones.
Ever since his Louis Vuitton hook-up with streetwear favourite Supreme New York, collaborations have been one of the most anticipated things to come out of fashion week. And Jones has set the bar high, even at Dior, collaborating with Rimowa, Stussy and Daniel Arsham thus far.
Just this past month, while we've been attending the men's shows across Europe, we've seen conversation-inducing collaborations between the likes of Martine Rose and Farah and Wales Bonner and Adidas. But, now we've been given a glimpse at the most exciting collab so far.
Valentino, the storied fashion house known for its über-luxe collections and haute couture shows, has collaborated with unlikely brand Onitsuka Tiger. The Japanese brand founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1949, is best known for its affordable trainers that up until now, haven't really been super hyped. But that's changing, as Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has taken the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 SD sneaker (undoubtedly the brand's most famous design) and given it a makeover. Now coming in four different shades, from cerise pink to neon yellow, the trainers feature the instantly recognisable Valentino 'V' on the outer side.
Worn with chunky, oversized puffer jackets, tapered and pleated, slightly cropped trousers, and shell jackets, the collaboration is just another step in the direction of streetwear for Piccioli, who has already overseen hook ups between Valentino, Moncler and Undercover.
A street style must-have for next season? We think so.