To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Fred Perry’s inaugural Wimbledon Men’s Singles victory, Offspring have teamed up with Fred Perry to launch the Hopman 1934 Tennis shoe with a limited edition Offspring toy.
The Hopman shoe is available to buy in Brighton, Camden, Offspring Selfridges London, Birmingham and Trafford stores only, however the toy is available with any Fred Perry purchase online and in-store.
Fred Perry’s peerless tennis heritage informs the styling of this limited edition model. The lawn green terry towelling cuff and understated tonal laces offset the rich leather upper while gold embellishments make this shoe stand out from the rest.
To commemorate the launch of the Hopman 1934 Tennis Shoe, customers will also receive a 1934 embroidered tote bag and an 80 Year signature heritage booklet.
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The latest collaboration from Vans sees two Classic Original prints brought back from the 80’s, when Vans originally collaborated with the Peanuts crew. The re-released Peanut prints on heavy 8oz canvas, celebrate the kids-only state of mind and are available in Offspring Selfridges only.
Vault by Vans is an eclectic collection of Vans styles inspired by contemporary street fashion, art, music and 40 years of authentic footwear design.
To honour the latest collaboration between Vans x Andrea Crews Offspring Shoreditch hosted an exclusive party in store on Thursday evening. Brimming with cool kids, bloggers and trainer fanatics, the crowd was buzzing, enjoying drinks, DJs and of course the Andrea Crews collection.
Maroussia Rebecq led Parisian collective Andrea Crews crafted this unique Vans collection based on the Classic Slip On. Consisting of three unique prints, the Slip Ons reference this seasons “Solarize” collection, fusing Andrea Crews’ playful approach to fashion with Vans classic Californian style.
Showcasing a pale colour palette of blues, greens and grey, the bold graphics are printed on canvas with lime green leather lining.
The Vans x Andrea Crews collection is limited and exclusive to Offspring in the UK, with Offspring Shoreditch and Offspring Selfridges London being the only two stores in the country stocking them.
This limited pack is flying out so be sure to get down to these two London stores to get your hands on a pair.
Image Credits :James North – www.jnorth.co.uk
In honour of the exciting launch of our Saucony Originals x Offspring Shadow 6000 trainers, we hosted an exclusive Saucony party at our Offspring Commercial Street store in East London.
The store was rammed with photographers, magazine editors, bloggers and trainer fans to celebrate this exclusive launch and get a preview of our limited Shadow 6000.
While we were enjoying some hip hop beats played by club kid Siobhan Bell and mingling with fellow sneakerheads we caught up with our very own Aman Tak from the buying team who designed the models with Saucony.
Q&A with Aman (Buyer/Designer at Offspring
What was the inspiration and thought process behind the collaboration?
The inspiration was drawn from combination of factors. Trekking through some of Saucony’s archive imagery it was evident, like most early ’80s running brands, neons, turquoises, pinks were prevalent on some aspect of footwear in that era. This formed the basis of the key focal points of this collab, the side spots, speckled sole and the box. Then we looked at more modern performance product and the use of 3M reflective hits for safety which spawned the idea of a full reflective tongue.
The slogan ‘running since..96’ was inspired by the ‘We Run’ motto found on Saucony’s performance boxes. This was a way of us paying homage to both the brand and to our original OFFSPRING store which opened its doors in 1996 on Covent Garden’s Neal Street. A store I subsequently worked at many moons ago. This also inspired the grey based colour way as Covent Garden, to me, evokes images of the cobbled streets and the large paving stones of the piazza so we tried to incorporated this too.
How do you feel Saucony fits with the Offspring brand?
We have always prided ourselves on looking outside of the regular top 4/5 brands and are continually on the hunt to expand our brand portfolio with ‘alternative’ brands and I think Saucony fits perfectly in that mould. They offer our consumers an alternative to other brands, maintaining a high level of quality not to mention their deep rooted heritage in performance and lifestyle. They have an immense loyal following globally and with our key touch points around the country we have been able to connect with these guys with our inline offering and now with this collaboration.
Saucony is synonymous with running and the Shadow 6000 is a brilliant example of their unique style. What made you decide on the Shadow 6000?
There have been some amazing collabs on this model from some top global partners in recent times so it was an opportunity to make our mark on this iconic shoe. Hopefully we have done the Saucony following proud
Without giving too much away, can we expect any more exciting collaborations?
Without giving away too much we have a few locked in, some with sports brands and some outside of those. Keep your eyes peeled
What trainers are you getting excited about for the summer?
There’s a lot to choose from, but from Saucony specifically there are some great Luxe Packs using hi grade materials and the collaboration product from the likes of Bait, Premier & Bodega is pretty exciting. A promising year for the brand as a whole I think.
This exclusive collaboration will be available from all Offspring stores nationwide from 10am Saturday 5th of April, and on www.offspring.co.uk from Monday 7th April at 8am.
The adidas Originals ZX 8000 launched in 1989 and promptly set a world record at the Rotterdam Marathon. Fast-forward to today, and this classic runner remains one of the most iconic and revered ZX models. These shoes feature the revolutionary TORSION® midfoot support that put the ZX family in a class of its own. The lightweight mesh upper is supported by suede overlays, a pairing inspired by the adidas archive and includes lightweight EVA cushioning, a heel stabiliser and a slip-resistant rubber outsole.
The first exclusive ZX8000 from this pack showcases a ‘90s style retro classic in a mid grey, metallic silver and purple colourway.
The second ZX8000 features a black, pink and emerald colourway with our exclusive marble effect on the side panels, highlighted by adidas’ classic 3 stripes in metallic silver.
This limited edition adidas x Offspring ‘Retro vs. Marble’ pack is available in all Offspring stores and online here.
To celebrate the launch of Gourmet’s Spring/Summer collection they hosted a party at our new Offspring Shoreditch store, in the heart of London’s fashionable East End. Honouring their new ‘Stingray’ 35 Lite trainers, the party would not have been complete without live stingrays in a large Gourmet branded tank in the centre of the store. What kind of a launch party would it of been without dangerous sea creatures hanging out in the store.
Featuring a live set by DJ Semtex, dropping some chilled reggae beats and Gourmet’s trainers presented on plates for the crowd to devour. Offspring Shoreditch was heaving with the trainer elite, bloggers, collectors and hype guys filled the store, taking in all the Gourmet vibes and admiring our brand new store.
The new store was the perfect venue for this launch, offering the latest in limited and classic trainers as well as a selection of sports apparel, Gourmet is a welcome addition to the Offspring family and it certainly brought the crowds to our new stomping ground.
OFFSPRING artist series continues this month with a visit from Nikill. He popped into OFFSPRING Bromley to customise the back wall of the store. Using the classic OFFSPRING logo with a mixture and take of his own makings he created a mural representative of OFFSPRING.
Pop in and see it for yourself in OFFSPRING Bromley.
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