Friday, June 10, 2011

Onitsuka Tiger x Koi Klub: X-Caliber

Onitsuka first teamed up with the Berlin based Koi Klub eight years ago and this entry is the latest of the partnership.  As it goes, designer Yoske Nishiumi explained that the word "koi" has six different meanings in his native Japanese language.  He further went on to stating that in English, it means "on purpose" or "purposefully".  With this in mind for designing the X-Caliber, Yoske purposefully used materials and colors that didn't match.

He did well with this somewhat seamless blend of different "off" colors and materials.  Either way, this is another fine example of what happens when a brilliant mind puts an unorthodox spin on a product that's been around for the greater part of 20 years.  Essentially you have a fresh twist on a timeless silhouette in the X-Caliber.  Check out how dope these are below!