It’s no surprise to the people I know that I am obsessed with shoes and particularly runners/sneakers. Jeremy Scott‘s collaboration with Adidas is one in particular that I’ve noticed these past few years with his eccentric and whimsical designs. From the triple tongue runners to the metallic winged ones, this collaboration always seems to sell out and is probably one of the most successful partnerships in sneaker history (not counting the hugely successful collaboration with Yohji Yamamoto).
Probably even better than the late Alexander McQueen’s collaboration with Puma.
So, who is Jeremy Scott?
Jeremy Scott is an American fashion designer born in Kansas City Missouri. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York for fashion design. Scott started his runway career in Paris and has since shown collections in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Moscow.
Scott is known for his high octane and outrageous designs favoured by pop stars and celebrities. His designs have been worn by celebrities the world over including Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, Björk, Beyonce, Uffie, M.I.A., Santogold, Robyn, Katy Perry, Beth Ditto, Fergie, Perez Hilton, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham, Lil Wayne, Lil’Kim, Kelis, Ciara, Lindsay Lohan, Cory Kennedy, Lee Hyori, Shinee, Big Bang, 2NE1, Matsushita Yuya, Gwen Stefani, Agyness Deyn, Lady Gaga, yelle and S. Ollikainen.
Scott dressed Britney Spears as a futuristic airline stewardess for her Toxic video. He is also the first designer to dress the muppet diva Miss Piggy herself and she has claimed he is her favorite designer. Agyness Deyn, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have each named Jeremy Scott as their favorite designer. His designs incorporate unconventional looks, including one-legged pants, fast food as inspiration for dresses, and icons such as Mickey Mouse. He has been referred to as the Jeff Koons of fashion because of his use of iconic Pop cultural references.
Karl Lagerfeld said in the newspaper Le Monde that Scott was the only designer who could ever take over after him when he leaves Chanel. Jeremy Scott is known for his iconic and humorous prints which are splayed all over his clothes and the carry all bags that he designs each season for French luxury company Longchamp. Jeremy was named number 31 in the Face’s ‘Most Important People in Fashion’ issue. Jeremy Scott appeared on the cover of fashion English magazine I-D in July 2007, he is the first designer ever to be featured on the cover wearing his own clothes and shot as a self portrait, (with actress, model and muse Devon Aoki whom he discovered). He also has appeared in the Larry Clark film Wasssup Rockers as parody of a fashion photographer to great reviews of his acting ability. Jeremy designed the Manhattan night club Happy Valley which is now closed. His photography has appeared on the covers of international fashion magazines such as I-D, Dazed & Confused, Paper magazine, and Les Inrockuptibles. Jeremy Scott has a second collection he designs with sportswear giant Adidas. The line called Jeremy Scott for Adidas originals by originals features apparel and footwear, one such piece as his high top with a wing extending from it have become an instant best seller and a cultural Icon for Adidas. Jeremy has worked closely with the foundation for the late artist Keith Haring for which Jeremy did a shoe and track suit using Haring’s graphic art work with Adidas for a special project called AdiColor. Jeremy Scott lives and resides in Los Angeles California. -wikipedia
Last month, Adidas released Jeremy Scott’s Originals by Originals License Plate Hi-top sneakers in two amazing choices, the Beverly Hills in white & yellow and the New York in blue, white & silver. The tongues feature a license plate to match each State’s car license plates. I’ve been wanting a pair of these since the pictures started circulating online and last week, I received my order of the New York’s and I love them! Check out some photos from CaliRoots.Com