MEN 'S FOLIO Singapore|October 2020
Italian creative director, Andrea Pompilio shares how his Fall/Winter ’20 collection for Japanese fashion brand, Onitsuka Tiger is the prime blending of fashion with sports, heritage and innovation.
Wilson Lim

“The inspiration for [the Onitsuka Tiger Fall/Winter ’20 collection] starts from sports. It can be seen from the dresses and tank tops reminiscent of basketball, mixed with elegant and casual clothes such as parkas and military-style trousers,” reveals Onitsuka Tiger creative director, Andrea Pompilio.

Beyond the individual pieces of a collection that presents an elevated iteration of streetwear, the true innovation lies in its technical elements. A military jacket is reimagined with quilting and a velour-like glossy nylon while a down jacket features various textured nylon alongside an array of pop neon colours — hues that are frequent sights to the Spring/ Summer seasons.

“For Onitsuka Tiger, I have a very particular philosophy — I always see a dark colour as the main colour. In this collection, I mixed black with bright colours because colour is an Andrea Pompilio signature. In the Onitsuka Tiger collection, colours are much pop than Andrea Pompilio’s nuances, but it is a trademark that I try to carry in all seasons. I love the contrast with dark colours,” shares Pompilio.


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October 2020