For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.
The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays. Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design.
The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper consists of a ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.