Native dips into world cultures for their fall/winter 2015 collection. They keep the crazy vibes flowing with an abundant ecosystem of future classics. Combining classic footwear design with future technology and ultra light weight materials, Native’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection stays true to the brand’s Furute Classics philosophy with a jam-packed range of pieces that take inspiration from four popular international destinations – Tanzania, Mexico, Japan and Morocco. The result? A spectacular range of diverse yet streamlined present-day footwear that embraces both culture of past and present.
London-based artist, Lynnie Zulu, lends her artistic capabilities to several styles in Native’s line up. Zulu’s work carries a distinctive African influence, inspired by her artist mother who was born in Tanzania.
Native takes inspiration from the region’s classic Safi Mosaic art practice. This season, the Verona comes equipped in a distinctively exotic mosaic print in muted hues, while a black and white 3D checkered print is seen on the Fitzsimmons and Miller silhouettes, all share cues with classic Moroccan tile work.
The Apollo landing last year was nothing short of a success for Native. Now, they take the Apollo Series to new atmospheric heights with the intricate details in design and functionality . The ancient Japanese embroidery process of Sashiko (little stabs), is an ancient Japanese embroidery art form that has been transported into the future in both Apollo Moc and Apollo Chukka silhouettes. The no-sew upper (newly reinforced) makes the embroidered Apollo Series seasonally appropriate for the cooler months ahead.
The whimsical prints from the Otomi culture have made its way to the popular kids’ styles of Native shoes- the Jefferson, Jimmy Boot, Miller, Verona and Venice.
The launch wouldn’t be complete without some cocktails inspired by the four different countries which Native’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection takes cue from.After walking around the gallery installation at Glorietta 2, we head over to Res| Toe| Run to continue our admiration towards Native shoes.
The Lynnie Zulu Eye Print combines a black upper on the Jericho and Fitzsimmons and pairs it with a hand-dranw eye pattern in vibrant shades of teal and peach, while the Lynnie Zulu Face Print offers an illuionistic pattern in quail purple for the Verona and Fitzsimmons and mega marine blue for the Verona.
It was down to these two Apollo shoes. Both are equally nice in my opinion. It’s so comfy, I think I can walk miles and miles in these shoes. Can’t wait to go places with my new Native pair.
Native Fall/Winter 2015 collection is already out in stores!
Native kiosks at Trinoma, Robinsons Ermita, SM Fairview, SM City Davao.
Res| Toe| Run, Sneakpee, ROX BHS, Bratpack, and at select SM Department Stores. Soon Native will launch ts new stores at SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and SM Cebu.