Quiccs Maiquez, the award-winning toy designer known for fusing Japanese robot anime shows, graffiti art, and hip-hop culture, has partnered with the iconic shoe brand Adidas as their first Filipino creator.
Quiccs announced on social media about his partnership with Adidas, using the hashtag #itwasalladream #heretocreate”. He also teased about the collaboration with a post saying, “After twenty years of daydreams, relentless grinds, blood, sweat and tears.”
On February 12, 2020, Quiccs posted photos of his Adidas designs and captioned them with the headline “An Icon for an Icon”.
The Bulletpunk Universe brand creator describes his first collaboration with Adidas as a limited release and “the first of its kind, celebrating the iconic sneaker’s 50th Anniversary”.
The Quiccs-designed Adidas features the NanoTEQ inspired by OG colorways of the iconic Adidas Superstar.
Quiccs also announced the launch of the new Superstar Laceless in white and black as inspired by Run DMC with the design elements remaining true to its roots: three stripes branding, classic gold logo, iconic shell toe.
“The laceless look is supported by an elastic band implemented on the interior part of the shoe to ensure that the sneakers remain on your feet,” says Quiccs. The sneakers also come with extra laces.
“Paying homage to my motherland, and as the first Filipino to be a Creator for adidas”, the Adidas x Quiccs limited release sneakers will have a Manila-only Exclusive Release on February 13 in Sole Academy BGC, NBHD Bonifacio High Street, and NBHD Ayala Bay.
Quiccs Maiquez is an illustrator, toy designer and graffiti artist. He is the man behind the character TEQ63 and developed the characters Ghost of Kurosawa, Sharko and Remi and Mariko which is all part of his brand Bulletpunk Universe. He co-owns the commercial design firm Bluewater Design Studios.
After participating in a design contest in Thailand in 2011, he went on to collaborate with international toy producers such as Flab Slab from Singapore, Devil Toys from Hong Kong, Martian Toys and Kidrobot from U.S.
Filipino toy designers have been celebrated at ToyCon Philippines.
With reports from Blesilda dela Cruz.
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