CEIZER X MIZUNO – “Garde la Pêche” CONTENDER
Paris-based Amsterdammer Pieter Ceizer presents his second collaboration with Mizuno.
In 2020 Ceizer designed two sneakers for the Amsterdam Marathon, this time the design is inspired by Paris or actually a French idiom. The theme is “Garde la Pêche” a French saying meaning ‘Take Care Of Yourself’ ,‘Keep Smiling’ or ‘Keep The Spirits Up’. In this expression, the peach is not just some fruit, but a symbol of courage and positive vibes. The sneaker’s vibrant and colorful look is enhanced even more by the balance between colours and shapes, typical of Ceizer, which generates a playful and uplifting dynamic for an incredibly summery collaboration. Ceizer’s influence is also present in his signature style of the embroideries.
THE SHOES: Peach tones like, light orange, soft yellow and off-white tones, with green and red accents, are the colours chosen for the Contender Ceizer. The typography art, representative of Ceizer, is present in the handwritten tongue and heel details of the sneakers, where embroideries of “Garde la Pêche”, “Ceizer” and “Mizuno” are prominently featured. The French idiom which inspired this pack is also embossed on the heel of the shoes. On the insole you can find an illustration printed of a “Garde la Pêche” Woody, Ceizer’s ongoing serie of characters and sculptures, this time in Peach version.
Suede and textured leather are the materials chosen for the overlay, with the second one being used also for the Runbird logo. The laces and lining are OG materials, directly lifted from the Mizuno archives.