24 may 2016 12:00:00
ASICS «Derby Pack«: members of the aristocracy
Atmosphere of the Kentucky racecourse as the main source of inspiration for the release based on GEL-Lyte III and GEL-Respector silhouettes
ASICS devote the new release to the legendary Kentucky Derby, one of the oldest horse races in the USA. Held in Louisville annually since 1875, the race has always drawn attention of the riches of the USA. Attendance at the Derby has become some kind of the latest achievements viewing rather than a usual ceremony. Release alternate name, “Millionaire’s Row”, alludes to the luxury box for VIP guests.
The release is executed of seersucker, commonly known in our country as “plisse cotton”. This fabric is widely popular in southern and central states of the US with truly desert climate during summer months. Originated as the element of working wear, seersucker rose in price thus moving to American aristocracy. Those gentlemen of the “millionaire’s row”, by the way, were always fond of this fabric, and numerous large industrialists, wealthy farmers and politicians wore seersucker suits. The key feature of this cloth is its structure, with uneven yarn tension creating quite delicate fabric where plain stricks interchange with plisse ones. Seersucker is no doubt the ideal cloth for long summer promenades.
The top of ASICS advances, GEL-Lyte III and GEL-Respector feature multi-layer rubber sole with GEL cushioning and plastic pad providing balance. The models come in stripy red and white or blue and white colorings with contrasting branding and off-white midsole. Sensible summer release will perfectly add to both casual and more formal look.
Launch date: May 28
19:00 — available at the store on Petrovsky Boulevard, 21
22:00 — available online