If there’s one collaboration the girlies will absolutely go feral for, it’s Cecilie Bahnsen x ASICS. You asked for it and the Danish designer and Japanese footwear brand listened, coming out with a second drop of its GT-2160 collaboration.
The collaborative shoe, which was first presented during Cecilie Bahnsen’s FW23 collection, was an instant hit, selling out shortly after being released. This success is nothing new for this pair-up, having already worked on multiple models like the GEL-1090, GEL-1130, and GEL-NIMBUS.
Having first been released in 2011, the ASICS GT-2160 model is the focus of this collaboration. The Cecilie Bahnsen remix features two fastening options, seeing a pink colourway with a velcro strap and laces, and a blue colourway featuring two straps. 3D textures and floral-inspired embellishments in hues of pinks and blues give the sneakers a girl-coded look, though anyone can pull these off.
Alongside a second drop of the coveted footwear, Cecilie Bahnsen x ASICS is taking the collaboration to Tokyo. Bahnsen explains that she is “honouring a city that has been a part of [the collaboration’s] story from the beginning.” From its personal style to its budding culture, Bahnsen has always turned to the Japanese capital as a source of inspiration.
In fact, to celebrate this release, the designer has tapped Japanese photographer and regular collaborator Takashi Homma to capture the shoes in a new Tokyo-based campaign. The imagery shows the collaborative sneakers styled with pieces from Cecilie Bahnsen’s FW23 collection, including billowing pastel-coloured dresses and soft-to-touch knits.
In addition to the release and its accompanying campaign, the collab GT-2160 will be showcased in a gallery-style format through a temporary Tokyo-based pop-up. It will be open on November 9 and 10, and will also show large scale prints of Homma’s photographs.
Get ready for the second round of the Cecilie Bahnsen x ASICS GT-2160 collaboration, dropping online on November 15 and in stores worldwide on November 22.
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