Brian Kenny x Onitsuka Tiger is the Collab You Didn't Know You Needed
Text: Juliana Bakumenko
Always fun and edgy, Onitsuka Tiger has launched a special capsule collection in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Brian Kenny. The Japanese athleisure brand and the NY based artist share a love of bold colors and expressive prints, each producing unique, innovative work in their own art worlds, so it’s only right that they combine forces. And so Brian Kenny x Onitsuka Tiger was born.
Kenny has garnered attention through his mixed-media art, and is known to carefully take apart vintage clothing and then handcraft patchwork designs on a canvas. Inspired by this cross pollination of art mediums, Onitsuka Tiger's latest creative collaboration recreates Kenny’s work into signature Onitsuka Tiger clothing styles, featuring twenty-six items from apparel to accessories, complete with a stand out Onitsuka shoe.
An innovative take on sportswear, this capsule collection brings vibrant hues and intricate designs to some workout staples that can easily be worn in an eye-catching streetwear look. The collaborative duo each brought their expertise to this collection, tying in heritage pieces from Onitsuka with the imaginative mind of Brian Kenny.
To further celebrate the capsule collaboration launch, available both online and in store, Brian Kenny has live-painted a mural on the window at the Onitsuka concept store in New York, which will stay up until the end of September. Though we can't have large gatherings to stand in awe and appreciate murals like this for a while, whether you're able to check it out virtually or in-person at a safe distance, we can always rejoice in the name of art.