“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.“ It’s tough to argue against a Pablo Picasso quote and Luke Tadashi, the creative director of Bristol Studio, probably wouldn’t either. The Los Angeles-based brand is inseparably rooted in basketball. You immediately sense it when you hear Luke Tadashi, Maasai Ephraim or Jake Fenster – the brand’s three founders – talk about the game and how much they’re inspired by it. At the same time though, Bristol Studio is tirelessly re-thinking the sportswear behind hooping.
Bristol Studio deconstructs and reimagines court classics with ease in a way that showcases its multiple decades of basketball fandom: Many of the garment studio’s pieces are reversible – a functional detail that harkens back to reversible practice jerseys. Exposed and highlighted pockets pay homage to childhood memories of Luke and Maasai when they left basketball practice, flipping sweats inside-out. The brand‘s three signature grosgrain tabs and custom developed fabrics do the rest to let Bristol Studio stand out in the world of streetwear.
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