Saturday, 19 December 2009

Native American Influences

Over the last few months we have seen a number of trainer projects immerging with native american influence in their designs, be it north or south I am really enjoying this new direction and the subtle way different colour schemes, check it out below...

Vans Spring 2010

Taka Hayashi continues his range into 2010 with this set of footwear, using premium leathers and suedes and native american craftsmenship these bring together the best elements and apply them to some of the classic Vans shapes, these will shine into summer...

Nike x Maharam

Maharam is a premium textile company focusing on new materials and classic patterns, its influence on the Nike Blazer and Terminator was subtle yet very distinctive, wand ith more projects on the way this could be a lucrative and creative partnership...

Nike Air Macropus Lite QS

Nike?? Wallabies?? Although almost nobody I know would put their foot within a country mile of these babies, again the patternage takes influence from native american/mexican patterns, let me know what you think if these...

Missoni x Converse

Ok, ok so these aren't nessecarily (or at all) influenced by native american design, but Italian fashion house Missoni's work on the Converse Chuck Taylor is striking and very much worth a mention, available at Missoni stores in April.

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