15th April 1981, we witnessed the official naming of Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ as Singapore’s own National Flower. The vibrant colours, hardiness and resilience reflected the qualities of Singapore spirit and was thus chosen in particular from a selection of 40 flowers.
Fast forward 2015, Singapore’s very own sneaker boutique – Limited Edt pays homage to 50 years of Singapore’s independence for the latest Asics Gel Lyte III 25th Anniversary. Inspired and named “Vanda”, this has got to be the most detailed pair you’ve seen on any Gel Lyte III for the 25th Anniversary project. The concept of this release uses jacquard fabric with a woven print to create a texture to differentiate themselves from other projects currently in the market. Black tumbled leather was used across the upper as well as the tongue while a sweet violet leather lining was used to create a subtle attention on feet. Contrasting teal colored stitching was applied for binding the leather and jacquard fabric together.
Similar to all other local collab released, how can we forget about the special box? We see a sleek black box with a tonal Spot-UV application of the jacquard upper printed on the box lid, and LE X Asics in their recognizable logos on the side of the box. Accompanied with this box are thoughtful gifts specially prepared for this release – a matching tie as well as a shoe protector spray for the jacquard upper.
Available for both Men and Women (smallest US4), click on the images below for more detailed shots, including a peek at how you can match the Limited Edt X Asics Gel Lyte III “Vanda” for your formal occasions.