Having partnered for arguably one of the most talked-about bags of 2017 with the street-leaning ballistic nylon backpack, FILA and D-ANTIDOTE team up once again for a crossover collection that pays homage to ’90s wardrobes and sportswear heritage.
Bringing together two of South Korea’s biggest names in the streetwear scene, D-ANTIDOTE Design Director Hwansung Park puts his obsession for the ’90s on show, referencing bold zoot suits sported by boy bands (a ‘bad boy’ classic in its own right, having been prohibited in the US during World War II for its wasteful use of fabric) and liberally applying Azzurri blue across the apparel collection, paying tribute to FILA’s Italian origins and inextricable links to sports.
Featuring oversized silhouettes and a range of printed logos, including baseball-inspired branding reminiscent of the recent comeback of ’90s street staple FUBU, Park weaves in modern style elements that bring a contemporary update to the throwback look. Retaining the sportswear identity that saw FILA capture the likes of Gosha Rubchinskiy, the brand’s redefined K-fashion style brings a congruence between Western street culture and South Korean design.
With belts and straps mimicking industrial tape like the pair’s covetable backpack, and closely aligned to the industrial stylings of Off-White, the collaboration once again sees “SEOULONDON” emblazoned on waistbands, belts and along the sides of sweatshirts and track pants to highlight the designer’s cross-cultural influences and passions.
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