Well-known for their line-up of patchwork garments, Japanese label FDMTL is moving on from their string of collaborations with Vans to hand darn the uppers of New Balance‘s newly revived flagship: the 2002R. Part of the silhouette’s expansive family of limited releases, the offering brings along retailer COSTS Store for its China-exclusive run. Its design, though, bears the signature of FDMTL alone as the suede construction is dyed near full in a bath of what could possibly be natural indigo. The mesh underneath follows suit as well as the “N” logo on the profile, the latter only standing out thanks to its brighter outline. Behind, on the forward edge of the counter, one can more easily notice the additional cosmetic stitch that reminds of hand done adornments, a reference that is further utilized by way of boro stitch patterned paneling.