Lacoste Launches Capsule Collection Inspired By Japanese Comics [Pics]

Lacoste Launches Capsule Collection Inspired By Japanese Comics [Pics]

The clothing brand launched a selection of polos and t-shirts featuring hand-picked scenes from six original manga works.

Emma Hutchings
  • 24 may 2013

Lacoste L!ve has launched an exclusive capsule collection of polos and t-shirts with Japanese manga team Tezuka Productions, inspired by the characters in Osamu Tezuka’s fabled comics. Tezuka was a Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer and doctor, and is considered to be the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney.

Tezuka Productions tapped designer Hiroaki Ohya to realize the collaboration with Lacoste L!ve, who hand-picked his favorite scenes from six original manga works. They represent humans’ dreams of flight, transformation and communicating with animals and nature. For the Spring/Summer 2013 capsule collection, which hit stores this month, Ohya-san chose The Mysterious Underground Man, Astro Boy, and Black Jack.

Lacoste Launches Capsule Collection Inspired By Japanese Comics [Pics]

The Mysterious Underground Man is a science fiction manga depicting the struggle of boy-scientist John and his friends against people of the underground, who are plotting to take over the Earth. Astro Boy is a science fiction manga featuring a humanoid robot named Atom, who has miraculous strength of 100,000 horsepower.

Black Jack is a medical drama with the unlicensed but gifted surgeon, Black Jack, who is endowed with excellent surgical techniques and saves seriously ill patients. Click through to see designs from the exclusive manga collection:

Lacoste L!ve


Dubai And The Future Of Humanitarian Design

Design & Architecture
Technology Today

Fragrance Will Release The Smell Of Data If Your Private Information Is Being Leaked

The device is designed to create a physical cue for the potential dangers lurking online

Retail Today

LYNK & CO Is A New Auto Brand That Promises Mobile Connectivity On Wheels

Online access and mobility sharing are driving the company to disrupt the auto industry


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Gaming & Play Today

Nintendo’s New Console Pushes For Portable Gaming

The Switch allows gamers to seamlessly play on the go by themselves or with friends

Related Expert

Jeffrey Cruttenden

Investing, Security, Design

Entertainment Today

Speaker Displays Song Lyrics As Music Is Played

The device is able to generate the graphics on a translucent screen and retrieve the words from a connected database

AI Today

Travel Assistant Scans Your Emails To Make Planning Easier

This AI add-on will sync with your inbox and sends reminders to make sure you don't miss anything important

Millennials Today

FOMO Survival Kit Helps Millennials Cope With Social Anxieties

The satirical product is meant to be a playful diversion for people who feel like they are missing out


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed Today

Health Expert: Nutritional Meal Replacements Are A Solution To Corporate Wellness

Ample Foods Founder Connor Young explains why supplements are the next food trend coming to the workplace

PSFK Labs Today

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Performance-Enhancing Wearables

Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics

Food Today

New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

Advertising Today

Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call

Retail Today

Why Experiential Events Could Replace Trade Shows

Marketers are seeking creative and impactful new ways to connect with influencers

Children Today

Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

MODI features magnetic modules and a platform for programming to encourage experimentation

Infants Today

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

Technology Today

Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide

Technology Today

Wearable Device And Lamp Recreate Beautiful Sunsets In Your Home

Sun Memories can record up to six hours of natural light and reproduce it via a connected light at a later date

Design & Architecture Today

Flower Pencils Create Cherry Blossom Petals When Sharpened

A Japanese stationary company developed the special implements in order to create unique shavings

No search results found.