New York-based label Rowing Blazers has followed up its Spring/Summer 2022 collection by previewing a new collaboration with K-Swiss. The resulting capsule mixes Rowing Blazer’s nostalgic aesthetic with K-Swiss‘ tennis heritage, while also drawing on founder Jack Carlson’s personal vintage K-Swiss collection.
The collection includes both apparel and footwear, with highlights including the ’90s-inspired graphic pullover windbreaker and a French terry crewneck sweatshirt. Elsewhere, the capsule includes a range of nylon shorts, cotton twill caps and a black cotton tee.
Rounding out the collaboration is a new take on the Si-18 sneaker, complete with a ’90s color palette and collaborative Rowing Blazers x K-Swiss branding. The silhouette features a range of technical elements, including asymmetric midsoles, a D-R Cinch lacing system inspired by vintage ski boots and the Silicone Formula 18 from which it takes its name.
Launching the collection, Rowing Blazers’ Jack Carlson said:
“I’ve been wearing K-Swiss since I was a kid, and the Si-18 is an iconic tennis shoe in a way that just a small number of sneakers are truly important in the history of athletic footwear. So this collaboration is very meaningful for me. I wanted to use a very wearable ‘90s palette, and I was inspired by the tennis gear I collected growing up, going to the Open, and attending tennis camps. Although rowing became my main sport, tennis was always my passion.”
In other fashion news, London-based Garbstore recently unveiled its Spring/Summer 2023 collection.