Onitsuka Tiger Goes Kitschy And Colourful With Its History Graphic Pack Collection

Created in collaboration with Caroline Bourlès of Bikini sous la Pluie
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The Tokyo Summer Games may have been postponed until next year because of a certain virus, but fear not, you can still have your fill of Japanophilia with Onitsuka Tiger. Making its debut this week is the History Graphic Pack collection, which sees a number of the brand’s hitmaking designs revamped with whimsical illustrations by Caroline Bourlès (otherwise known as Bikini sous la Pluie) under the theme of Tokyo.


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Tapping on the last time the city hosted the Olympics in 1964, Bourlès has imagined three playful graphics for this new collaboration: Red Suits, reminiscent of the uniforms worn by Team Japan in the ‘60s; Universal Stripes, an amalgam of nations’ flags; and Tiger, the icon of the luxury house.


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And as the collection name might suggest, these kitschy and colourful prints adorn several retro-inspired silhouettes from the label’s repertoire . For instance, the unisex GSM™ sneaker with perforated leather uppers takes its cues from ‘80s tennis shoes, while the saw-toothed TIGER CORSAIR™ is influenced by a heritage shape from the early 1970s. Yet another ‘70s baby, the slick LAWNSHIP™ puts a fresh spin on the classic court shoe, and comes in variations for the whole family, with a lace-up iteration for the adults, and velcro-fastened kicks for the kids. History has never looked this stylish before.


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The History Graphic Pack collection is available now at



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