online, and at Onitsuka Tiger Takashimaya S.C., Jewel, and Suntec City stores in Singapore. (All images: Onitsuka Tiger)
For Andrea Pompilio, relevance is the goal. Since he took his seat in the house of Onitsuka Tiger as Creative Director back in 2018, the Italian designer has been dancing a dainty line between well-loved, timeworn signatures and tangents of brash, creative modernity. His Midas’ touch on Tiger’s’ pret-a-porter collections, coupled with a string of hypeworthy collaborations (most recently, Valentino), has seen much fanfare on the world stage, captivating streetwear aficionados in places that the 71-year-old Japanese sportswear stalwart hadn’t been able to reach. For Autumn/Winter 2020, Pompilio continues to fuse Tiger’s legacy in sportswear technology and craftsmanship with modern silhouettes and imagery. The collection hits on key trends of the season, with muted, earthy hues, patchwork, and voluminous shapes in loose-fitting pieces and oversized coats. Tiger’s iconic blue and red Claw Stripes, which was utilised for its training gear in the 1970s, is brought back as the brand’s new motif, appearing in varied sizes on sweatpants and outerwears.