Mike Gigliotti and Albino & Preto Connect Skateboarding and Jiu-Jitsu in Latest Capsule Collection

Implementing the idea of wear and tear in skateboarding to BJJ uniform.

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Following Part II of its Wu-Tang Clan collaboration, Albino & Preto taps skateboarder and artist Mike Gigliotti for its latest project.

Gigliotti sees skateboarding and jiu-jitsu as one and the same saying, “Jiu-Jitsu and skateboarding, it never ends. There’s never a win or a loss for me. It’s learning something new every time, every day, and it never gets old. Also, both will humble the hell out of you!” Jiu-Jitsu and skateboarding reached a full circle in this project for Gigliotti as he used to see a young Zata Toscano, who models the collection, skating at Tompkins Square Park and offering pointers on executing tricks. Toscano is now still a skater and also a jiu-jitsu black belt.

For the project, Gigliotti’s signature hand-drawn cartoon doodle styles are applied to the performance apparel through different mediums such as print, embroidery, and sublimation. Pieces include kimonos, a long sleeve rash guard, training shorts, shirts, wearable kimono pants, and a sticker pack, all featuring original artwork Mike Gigliotti drew specifically for the project. The kimonos also feature easily-distressed soft panels inspired by the wear and tear of skateboards. Over the course of each training session, the hidden artworks underneath will be slowly exposed over time.

Look for the Mike Gigliotti x A&P capsule to arrive on May 18 at the Albino & Preto website.

 

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