For 2013, LACOSTE L!VE teams up with renowned Japanese manga team Tezuka Productions to create an exclusive capsule collection of polos and T-shirts inspired by the cast of characters that populate Osamu Tezuka’s fabled comic series. Osamu Tezuka (November 3, 1928 – February 9, 1989) was a Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer, activist and medical doctor who never practiced medicine. He is best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo (Kimba the White Lion) and Black Jack.
“When I was asked to work on this collaboration, I immediately recalled of a quote from 201 Words That Help You to Open Up a Path to the Future, which Osamu Tezuka published in 2005’, Ohya-san explains. ‘Humans have had three dreams since the dawn of time. One is flight, another is transformation and the last is communicating with animals and nature”.
For the Spring/Summer 2013 capsule, Ohya-san chose three stories: The Mysterious Underground Man (flight), Astro Boy (transformation) and Black Jack (communication with nature). The collection will be available in LACOSTE L!VE stores and outlets from May 2013.