Bris­tol Stu­dio

WWD Digital Daily - - The Reviews - Aria Hughes

Sports­wear is the foun­da­tion of Bris­tol Stu­dio, a Los Angeles-based brand de­signed by Luke Tadashi. While bas­ket­ball has typ­i­cally been the pri­mary ref­er­ence, Tadashi wanted to broaden his scope and looked to sports­wear at large this sea­son. He at­tempted to de­con­struct these ba­sics and el­e­vate them through his tex­tile choices.

Hood­ies were made from a terry that was cus­tom de­vel­oped with a new fac­tory, poly track pants with a tuxedo stripe looked re­fined enough to wear at night, and rev­ersible sweat­pants fea­tured ex­posed pock­ets with just the right amount of drape. He added more tex­ture to the col­lec­tion with hood­ies made from or­ganza and plas­tic chest pock­ets on a T-shirt.

One of the most in­trigu­ing as­pects of the col­lec­tion were the three Adi­das BYW sneak­ers that Tadashi cre­ated with the Shoe Sur­geon. He wanted to treat the sneaker as a sculp­ture and con­structed them with can­vas, card­board, PVC and plas­tic fibers. He col­lab­o­rated with Adi­das ear­lier in the year on a BYW sneaker and more col­or­ways in ad­di­tion to an ap­parel col­lec­tion will be re­leased this fall.

Many items felt de­sir­able and sal­able, but Tadashi has shown bet­ter, more in­spired col­lec­tions. And with the glut of sports­wear in the mar­ket, hav­ing a point of dis­tinc­tion means a lot. He's proven he has ideas and a keen sense for what young peo­ple want to wear, but let's hope he main­tains and ex­pands on his point of view in the fu­ture. —

Bris­tol Stu­dio

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