BATA BULLETS MAKES RUNWAY DEBUT WITH JULIEN DAVID FOR S/S 20171

For Spring/Summer 2017, Bata Heritage partnered with French fashion designer Julien David for a street-smart collaboration that pays homage to David’s home-base of Tokyo. The collection of six styles is inspired by the art of Hokusai, the Edo-period artist and printmaker best known for his depiction of gigantic waves. This pattern has been playfully updated for this limited-edition collaboration showcased at the designer’s Paris Fashion Week runway show in June.

The Hokusai-inspired blue wave motif is presented on the orange high-top shoe, whereas it lines the inside of the shoe on the electric-blue high-top and on the classic white Bata Bullets. The blue-wave motif is also present on the low cut, with a black and grey variation lined with the orange pattern which also lines the classic white Bata Bullets.