Here’s another look at the stellar work being done by Y-3 designer, Aurélien Longo. This time we look at some of the initial sketches of the Y-3 LAZELLE, a fresh take on adidas’ popular Gazelle style.
“The adidas gazelle revisited in this new futuristic design combining classic forefoot panels with a wide heel elastic strap.” – Aurélien
The mesh that allows the pop colour on the elastic heel to be visible through the quarter is such a clean touch. Though the shoe is very futuristic, it still holds true to it’s initial Gazelle inspiration. Paying homage to the past, yet showing a promising, design-centric glimpse into the future.
Also on a side-note, though the tooling wasn’t designed by Aurélien, I’m in love with the design features on the foxing of the vulcanised midsole and the insane wavy tread-pattern. Just an overall stunning design.
Creative direction : N.Galway and C.Jury
Development : M.Rainey and K.Kasprzak
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