An intro to Erollson Hughes Acronym

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The guy behind Nike ACG menswear and what the streets would call the AF1 Abomination and the great redeemer Acronym Presto and what I will call the father of origami jackets. Errolson Hughs

Who is Acronym?

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Acronym started out as a contract design firm who made their seed money designing gear for extreme sports and branched our to a personal design company in 1999 to make their own gear developed in house. 2002 Acronym was set on to the scene making products for years before cross pollination.

With their outerwear aesthetic Michaela and Errolson have been slowly building a credible brand who has an amazing aesthetic with prices not for the light pocketed. Kickass code names and well made app areal for those who are really out here appreciating the samurai Techwear look

Industrial Techwear

The ideal behind these pieces are just so incredible. I’m a lover of industrial design and will continue to analyse and adore the creation fabric and contortion of materials. Learning all about plastics and how they can be moulded into becoming weather proof is something I hold in high regard; each thing being made out of plastic but the polymer constitution changes its properties.

Nike ACG

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What I know Errolson for the most for is the Nike ACG collaboration before I knew any details I saw him in the most well constructed garments I’ve seen made for a man. The ACG collaborations with Nike have been the most creative thing industrially I think Johanna has something to do with why this — spawning the morphing of the AirMax 180 and 270 for people to create their own versions (more of my thoughts on this later). — The well constructed garments are a wonder to look at the sliding pockets shell form zips Male the silhouettes minimal but are made with the most complex techniques. Whoever has been steering this Techwear ship at Nike in the past 3/4 years well done.

Air Force 1 and Presto

The sneakers have been a contentious for the AF1 the Acronym team kind of destroyed the detailing and added a zipper but it slowly became a grailed Force one. The Presto though, straight away it was loved and adored from my purview and grew as a cornerstone of Techwear functional technical and full of utility.


Editors Note

Errolson Hugh’s has had a great team around him all the way through forged their own path and created a 20 year old company with such a high value now I adore the ability to make something of that level.

The Renaissance of Techwear is here and soon will be the most prominent form of menswear design due to its technical construction

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Adidas Technology – An intro into footwear innovation and key to superiority

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I think so much about what materials are being used when creating anything. From when I’m consulting on architecture projects to fashion, mobile tech is a given but that’s a 2022 conversation.

Adidas is winning in technology

  • barefoot,(Frampton)
  • boost, bounce, cloudfoam
  • speed mesh
  • Firm ground (Johnston)
  • Future craft 4D
  • Biosteel Fibre
  • Adiprene

Barefoot tech

Midsole Tech

Cleats

Fibres & Uppers

I take heed of this as a designer. Because making is more than bringing a drawing to life its thinking about the future and curating a type of environment that breeds innovation. Showing people there’s always room for growth, behind Adidas Group is a team of engineers.

You see Nike team up with so many material groups face value, but as far as I can tell Adidas has an Apple aesthetic where it’s just their name on the shoe.

It was the biggest news in ’96 with Adidas ‘Feet you wear’ campaign vs Nike Air & more Air, the company out competed in tech every time with help from Frampton Ellis. These are the things I take note of when I work with the engineering side of material technology and manipulation. Not just a good looking sneaker an ergonomic sneaker with function form and aesthetics


Editors Note

Adidas found their in to the sportswear market with this and climacool. From the predator to the Y-3 Runner 4D there’s not many challengers that are shaping innovation the way Adidas is.

This is a philosophy I take with me on my journey, it’s not just about understanding your competition it’s about adding to yourself in a creative way. Not stealing diseases but adding to your ethos to make you a better company. The Sam Walton (of WalMart) way

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A Thought On: Is there such a thing as too cozy

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I’m distraught, I don’t know how to address this. As you can see by the title something that should give everyone the heebie-jeebies is happening. People are wearing bootcut jeans, your culprits? Style icons:

  • Bloody Osiris
  • Bloody Dior
  • A$AP Rocky
  • A$AP Ian
    • A$AP Carti
  • It’s a pandemic I don’t want it and I don’t need it, some of you just look uncomfortable in certain garments we can tell you don’t love the clothes but you love the trend it’s even worse than copying someone outfit you’re copying an aesthetic that don’t suit your personality all because your favourite influencer dresses that way.
  • Spending exorbitant amounts of money on a copious amount of garms that really don’t feel good or fit well, that’s another thing. It’s not even that they clothes are a relaxed fit you are buying two sizes your senior thsts even worse than people who buy two sizes down. Unnecessarily overdoing it. Literally llow it
  • It’s not relaxed or just baggy it’s too big to handle and slackly. The guys who follow their own flow are the ones you want to follow, not to copy but to give us the courage to dress how we should. There’s nothing more of a reason why we should follow them, I have never followed anyone to jock their outfits or to copy their style but to allow the creative energy into my presence and to push me to do more with my wardrobe.
  • Creatively expressing YOURSELF through clothes is an effort but an effort worth pursuing. How I did so is detailed in the journey of mine, I wrote sometime ago and it’s not important because it was my journey but I detailed the phases I went through stage by stage. Do so yourself

 

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