Do you consider yourself loyal to the Lacoste brand? If you happen to be a fan of Osamu Tezuka’s works at the same time, you might want to check out the upcoming collection by Lacoste.
Astro Boy and the rest of the works by Osamu Tezuka are getting a clothing collection from Lacoste this year. The famous fashion line collaborated with Tezuka Productions and Japanese designer Hiroaki Ohya to create a collection of shirts, polos and footwear that feature various works by the “Godfather of Anime”.
What inspired Ohya to create designs of the clothing line was a quote from Osamu Tezuka in a book entitled 201 Words That Help You to Open Up a Path to the Future. “Humans have had three dreams since the dawn of time. One is flight, another is transformation and the last is communicating with animals and nature,” according to Tezuka.
For the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, The Mysterious Underground Man (representing flight), Astro Boy (representing transformation) and Black Jack (representing communication with nature) were featured. This collection will be released in May.
The Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection, on the other hand, features The Phoenix (representing flight), Crime and Punishment (representing transformation) and Jungle Emperor Leo a.k.a. Kimba the White Lion (representing communication with animals). This will be released in August.
Lacoste Broadwich Sneakers were also created for this clothing collection. Scenes from Astro Boy are printed on this exclusive pair of sneakers.