We caught up with the man himself, Mark Evans, for a chat about his winning trainer design for our adidas Originals ‘The Lost Ones’ series. The adidas Originals Trimm Star is a tribute to his wife, who unfortunately was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer 4 years ago. Inspired by the colours of the Thyroid Cancer ribbon, this shoe represents the journey that he and his wife ventured on after the diagnosis.
Mark talked us through the design process, as he made the tough colourway decision, “I pulled together a couple of designs; purple as the base, pink as the base.”
The materials were just as important to perfect, “When I designed it, I thought about all the different trainers that I’ve got, and the different materials, and tried to bring together the fact that the missus did so much throughout her diagnosis and continues to after.”
Traditional materials combine with the more experimental, “The velvet heel, I really wanted to get that in with a different context to the leather, then obviously the suede is the crux of most adidas Originals trainers.”
Remember not to miss out on our gig at Jimmy’s Bar in Liverpool on the 18th of September, 19:30 – 22:30, celebrating the release of this trainer. Check out the amazing line-up here.