CLOT Links Up With Sacai On Classic LDWaffle Silhouette
Born of a vision between CLOT co-founder Edison Chen and sacai founder Chitose Abe, this ambitious three-way collaboration between CLOT, sacai and Nike marks the first time that these game-changing brands have partnered together. The joint venture demonstrates the creative synergies between the minds of Edison and Chitose, marking a longstanding partnership that has inspired and innovated for all those involved.
This highly anticipated double release from CLOT and sacai comprises two new colorways of the sacaiexclusive silhouette—the Nike LD Waffle.
The new additions take inspiration from two archival colorways from CLOT, resulting in a dynamic fusion with sacai’s signature aesthetic that pushes the boundaries of sneaker design.
The first colorway takes cues from the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” colorway by combining hits of bright orange and deep red, as well as incorporating a translucent upper reminiscent of the original “Kiss of Death’s” transparent toe panel. These accents are mixed with a suede beige toe cap and an orange snakeskin Swoosh overlaid on a deep red Swoosh. The orange and red theme continues in the layered sole, the double tongue and double laces.
Meanwhile, the second colorway is inspired by the Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” follow-up released in 2013. Here, the main colors of obsidian grey and navy are similarly used throughout the silhouette and
complemented by a translucent toe cap.
Carrying Edison and Chitose’s combined vision further is a special ready-to-wear capsule collection that will launch alongside the sneakers. Designed for both men and women, the capsule features an
anorak coat and long pants with contrasting taped seams in black and khaki colorways; a graphic tee with side zip fasteners, and eye-catching varsity socks in various colorways. Prominent “sacai / clot thing” branding is emblazoned on each of the designs.
To drive home the stylistic and historical bonds of these new releases, a campaign video will accompany the debut of the orange colorway. Shot at the minimalist Nezu Museum in Tokyo, the video juxtaposes the vivid hues of the sneakers with elegant floral timelapses that showcase the passage of time in relation to the rise and fall of cultures. In the process, it draws parallels with the ways in which CLOT and sacai splice and reassemble moments and cultural references into new and previously unimagined amalgamations.
The orange colorway is slated to debut on September 9 at JUICE locations worldwide. Stay tuned to CLOT and JUICE social media channels for detailed release information. This will be followed by the October 8 release of the grey colorway at JUICE locations globally. Both will be featured at the CLOT x sacai “The Home” pop-ups around the world.
- ORANGE: HKD $1,299, RMB $1299, USD $ (9 September)
- GREY: HKD $1,399, RMB $1399, USD $ (8 October)
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About CLOT ®
CLOT was proudly established in 2003 as a fashion label from Hong Kong with the aim of bridging the East and the West through thoughtfully-designed apparel and goods. Founded by Edison Chen and Kevin Poon, the brand takes its Chinese roots to a worldwide stage and has since partnered with the likes of Nike, visvim, fragment design, Coca-Cola, Stüssy, Medicom Toy and many more. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018, CLOT has solidified its international presence through its core seasonal collections sold through international retailers and our multi-brand retailer JUICE. Expanding past just a fashion label, CLOT launched JUICE as a renowned fashion and lifestyle retailer, offering a range of curated apparel and goods. Located in major cities around the world, JUICE can be found in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Chengdu and Los Angeles.