The LimberUp Moscow was designed as a training shoe for Japanese athletes at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. History's account of the Moscow Olympics is usually clouded by tales of the controversy caused by the boycott.
A story that is often overshadowed by the boycott controversy was the growing prominence and emergence of female athletes in the Games. Inspired by the flourishing of female talent and energy present at the Olympic Games, Emeric "Takeshi" Trahand chose to represent and pay tribute to the inspirational women of the 1980 Olympics by using Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement as a symbol of feminine energy and achievement.
Rediscovering his Japanese influence, Takeshi created three illustrations that celebrate not only his and Onitsuka Tiger's shared Japanese artistic heritage, but also gave a striking, colourful tribute to our historical commitment to sports and achievement over controversy and politics.
Music by @SkyRoyal
Directed, Produced and Edited by LightUp Film
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