Of Celine pedigree, Rok Hwang has come a long way since founding his namesake label, creating a platform that does well to spread the ethos instilled by legend Phoebe Philo. And though still young in his career, the designer has more than earned his ASICS collaboration as he walks in the steps of the notable Kiko Kostadinov and Vivienne Westwood with both the GEL-1090 and GEL-Kinsei on his feet. Design-wise, the expansive six pairs pay homage to the sport of rock climbing in overt fashion, with paracord wrapping the uppers in threads of bright red, orange, yellow, or a matching black. But what lies underneath is relatively of the ordinary, ostensibly grabbing pairs from the already established product line and applying the central motifs. Even despite that, the allure is very obvious, as knots add pronounced bulk to the heel counter and further intrigue across the tiger stripe logo, toe box, and everything surrounding. Grab a detailed look at the full capsule right here, and if you’d like a pair for yourself, they’re currently exclusive to Dover Street Market locations and available right now.
ROKH x ASICS GEL-1090/GEL-Kinsei