LEXUS X CHRISTOPHER BATES
In celebration of a shared dedication to no-compromise luxury lifestyle products for Canadians, luxury automotive brand Lexus has announced an exclusive limited-edition sneaker collaboration with renowned Canadian men’s wear designer Christopher Bates.
The inspired footwear is available via Lexus Boutique orders at Lexus Dealers across the country. The men’s and women’s shoes were inspired by the Lexus UX – a bold compact crossover for the urban explorer, swathed in quality craftsmanship, edgy design, and supple materials.
“Style and craftsmanship are core pillars of the Lexus brand, so we‘re honoured to partner with iconic Canadian designer Christopher Bates,” said Robert Tsang, Director of Lexus in Canada. “Our shared values have resulted in a sneaker that makes an undeniable statement on the street – just like the Lexus UX does on the road.”
The fully customized limited-edition sneaker, produced in Italy like Bates’ clothing line, incorporates many recognizable design elements from the Lexus UX itself, such as the striking Circuit Red colour, perforated upholstery materials and signature black and white colouring from the Lexus F SPORT models.
Design inspiration includes the use of the side profile and signature Lexus spindle grille, a racing stripe down the center of the tongue, and tasteful Lexus branding. Variations in sole design mark the differences in the sneakers for both men and women.
“Working with Lexus on this customized shoe collaboration has been an incredible experience, one I’m excited to finally debut,” says Bates.
“Lexus has long established itself as a luxury leader in the automotive lifestyle industry, which draws many parallels to how I’m building the Christopher Bates brand, and I hope this is the beginning of a long and successful partnership.”