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ADIDAS DROPS


ADIDAS DROPS REPRESENTS THE EXPRESSION OF CRAFT, CREATIVITY AND CULTURE. THROUGH THESE CURATED PRODUCTS AND EXPERIENCES, WE EXPLORE THE ORIGINAL STYLE OF MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, DESIGNERS AND CULTURAL ICONS, AND WORK CLOSELY TOGETHER TO BRING THEIR VISION TO CREATORS EVERYWHERE.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals return with a new update to their collaborative PW HU NMD silhouette. The latest iteration continues an exploration of linguistic references from around the world, and presents the signature style in a bold, vivid shade of pink. 

Constructed with an engineered adidas Primeknit textile upper and matched with a tonal monochromatic BOOST midsole and rubber outsole, this striking execution features a contrasting stitched graphic which reads ‘Human Race’ in Japanese. The look comes complete with co-branded sock liners and additional lace options. 

Launching on 27th March 2021, the PW HU NMD sneaker will be available on adidas.co.za and at the Sandton adidas Originals store.  

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WALES BONNER

Heralded as one of her generation’s brightest talents, Wales Bonner is a cultural polymath who sees fashion as an intuitive means to understanding a multiplicity of perspectives, proposing a distinct notion of luxury, via a hybrid of European and Afro-Atlantic approaches.​ For Fall/Winter 2020, the designer brings together literary and musical references with exceptional craftsmanship to produce a collection that explores 1970s subcultures from the perspective of Caribbean youth in London. Reimagining adidas’ sporting and lifestyle heritage through the lens of Wales Bonner’s inimitable take on modern menswear, the inaugural realisation of the collaboration blends timeless aesthetics with elegant sportswear aesthetics. 

Inspired by the designer’s own Jamaican heritage, the collection features a number of beautifully crafted apparel pieces. Central to this apparel offering is a trio of hybrid adidas tracksuits, each one rooted in the classic 3-Stripes trademark and reimagined with craft details such as crochet stripes and oversized ribbing. Meanwhile, a Yellow long sleeve football jersey and a Multicolor knit roll neck serve as an ode to timeless 1970s style. Rounding out the selection are two soft cotton tees with satin sleeves; one in Blue and one in Brown. 

Then, moving to footwear, the collection features Wales Bonner’s take on the SL72 silhouette and two different versions of the iconic adidas Samba sneaker. First up, the SL72 Wales Bonner captures the spirit of the 1970s with a corduroy upper matched with rich velvet and antique leather overlays, all sat atop a tricolor rubber outsole. Drawing on the inspiration of the collection, this carefully considered update to a timeless classic is available in Trace Pink/Collegiate Orange/Maroon and Hemp/Maroon/Forest Green colourways. Next a Core Black/Cream White colourway sees Wales Bonner elevate the classic Samba sneaker with crochet and hand-stitched details, as well as an elongated tongue which extends over the laces. Meanwhile, a Cream White/Brown colorway reimagines the Samba silhouette with a raw cotton upper, hand-stitched details, velvet laces, and a translucent rubber outsole. 


A-ZX: BAPE

adidas Originals, BAPE, and Undefeated reignite their long-standing partnership in order to present the latest sneaker in the A-ZX series. Celebrating an iconic history of collaborations, the trio of brands have come together again on the ZX 8000 silhouette utilising BAPE’s signature camo pattern.

So what does it look like? Paying homage to a legacy of collaboration and fearless creativity, the ZX 8000 BAPE x UNDFTD sneaker features a nylon upper with printed classic BAPE camo and suede overlays. Meanwhile, adding a special touch to the silhouette are co-branded sock liners, tongue tabs, laces, and heel accents. The sneaker is then made-up in two distinct colorways: one in all black with a contrasting white midsole and white stripes, the other in all green with a contrasting white midsole and white stripes.


NINJA

Tyler Bevins by name, Ninja by game. Having made history by being announced as adidas’ first ever eSports athlete last year, now Ninja steps forward with a collaborative release inspired by his daily life. With over 9 million online followers and an average of 70,000 views per stream, Ninja’s story is an inspiration to millions of young people, and with his adidas Originals collection, he shares some of the secrets to his success. Shop the collection.


LEGO

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO® bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.

The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. The adidas and LEGO collaboration sees the Danish toy company bring its instantly recognizable aesthetics to an adidas archival icons, demonstrating that you’re never too old to play. VIEW NOW


A-ZX SERIES

In 1984 adidas changed the world of footwear forever. Launching its first-ever running franchise, the ZX series, the brand showed that performance sneakers could elevate runners of all types and abilities. Revered by running purists and sneaker enthusiasts alike, ZX quickly became a modern icon. Two decades after ZX’s inaugural release, adidas Originals returned with a celebration dubbed ‘A-ZX’. The unique programme saw some of the brand’s most esteemed global partners each collaborate on 26 distinct ZX drops over the course of 2008 and 2009. In 2020, adidas Originals is bringing back A-ZX with a bang, propelling the iconic franchise firmly into the future. Find out more.


ADIDAS SPEZIAL AND NEW ORDER

The main range sees the return of one of Spezial’s most popular jackets ever, the Haslingden. This classic 4-pocket walking jacket returns in a super lightweight fabric with tonal 3 stripe branding. The second jacket is the ST11, a newly developed piece in a bold gold colorway, taking inspiration from 70s and 80s Standard Training silhouettes, merged with contemporary materials, colors and fit.

The aesthetic of every _nwrdrSPZL piece links back to the repeated three block New Order “Tour” graphic that the band has used for recent live performances. The collection highlight is a coated woven outerwear jacket with a mesh lining, featuring “hidden in plain sight” tonal reflective branding and stripes, distinctive see-through hood window panels, and a New Order sleeve patch—details synonymous with yachting jackets. Both collections feature items made from recycled PES blend pique material.

The Wilsy SPZL is Bernard Sumner’s mainstay for live performances, and the collection features a fresh take on this iconic silhouette. The New Order limited release version comes in a premium clean white leather with the “Tour” graphic, reflective laces, a white translucent sole, updated vamp details, co-branding and the subtle addition of white eyelets. Explore collection


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