Feeling footloose? Or perhaps searching for a new pair of kicks to usher in the season of stepping out again? Luckily, Harrolds is home to a harmonious new collaboration to unveil in time for donning fresh outfits and dressing anew…
New York sneakerhead Book Works has teamed up with footwear stalwart Adidas to create a limited edition ‘Blue ’N’ Green’ shoe. It’s an ode to the original colourways from Book Works’ first ‘Campus’ release in the 70s, swathed in the glossy finish you’d notice on vinyls and striped with bright green and blue Adidas lines. The sockliner also exists as a requiem to the classic construction of Jazz era dress shoes, giving the sneakers a nostalgic feel.
An ode to the original colourways from Book Works’ first ‘Campus’ release in the 70
Book Works is an alternative streetwear label with a strong focus on independent music and self-expression through modes of art and fashion. Each creation fuses jazz motifs and bygone fashion trends with modern coolness for a retro, but relevant feel.
The brand can be traced back to 2017 in New York City — the epicentre of jazz. Similar to the jazz repertoire which is founded on the chord changes of ‘standards’, Book Works explores musical and visual elements alike to interpret the intersection between sound and design. Its run-in with Adidas comes at no surprise, with an increasing groundswell in big-league brands joining forces with smaller, independent makers and artists to add meaning and storytelling to footwear releases.
Book Works’ founder Oskar Mann graduated from The New School University’s Jazz & Contemporary Music program in 2005 and is an award winning musician, producer, engineer, DJ and radio host who has worked at Saturday Night Live, Allido Records, Wax Poetics Magazine, East Village Radio, Red Bull Studios New York and The Lot Radio. Book Works is currently sold in select retailers worldwide and has been featured in Vogue IItalia, Popeye Magazine Japan and Grind Magazine Japan.
Harrolds is ever so ‘jazzed’ to add this exquisite collaboration to the shoe-drobe. Explore the drop at Harrolds online.