Artist Quiccs Becomes First Filipino Adidas Designer – Manila Bulletin
Here’s a look at Quiccs’ new iteration of the iconic Forum Low.
Following the enthusiasm for the Filipino artist’s Adidas Manila t-shirts, Quiccs once again harnesses his creativity and artistry through the Quiccs Forum, a reimagined iteration of the brand’s iconic Forum Low silhouette.
An embodiment of that silhouette is Filipino toy designer and visual artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquer, whose Quiccs Forum iteration marks the first time a Filipino has designed an Adidas Originals shoe. With this, Quiccs is carving out a place in Adidas history by joining an elite group of global artists and athletes whose works and passions are immortalized in Adidas shoes.
“Since starting this partnership, I have said how much I would love to be able to show and inspire other people that with passion, patience and hard work, you can turn your dreams into reality. “Earning my stripes” was an opportunity I only dreamed of, and now I’m living it, and I’m honored to share with my fellow Filipinos – and the rest of the world – an iconic Adidas Originals silhouette with a design that’s been a product of my passion and creativity, ”says Quiccs.
With striking red stripes that represent the “stripes won” through the passion of the Quiccs brand, the new Forum symbolizes the realization and fulfillment of its partnership with Adidas, a journey of a lifetime that began as a dream for the company. ‘artist. Inspired by the iconic and bestselling Forum 84 Low OG ‘Blue Thread’ and ‘Pine Green’ colourways, Quiccs’ reimagined Forum infuses the shoe’s classic look with its own branding – a perfect representation of the Forum’s appeal to experiment. self-expression and new ideas.
Quiccs fans will be able to spot design elements that are true to the artists’ DNA. The Crossbones logo and “TEQ63” designs will be visible on the 3M reflective upper. Another feature is a statement that says “It was a dream” and a date “21.01.20”, representing the official start of the artist’s partnership with the brand. Another unique feature is the design of interchangeable bracelets giving wearers the ability to express themselves.
See the Quiccs forum up close below:
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