Around the previous 12 months, every brand name value its fabric has dropped a collaborative assortment of some sort. No matter whether that’s Louis Vuitton with Nigo, Nike with Kim Jones or even Crocs and Justin Bieber. And though we are all for a trend hook-up right here at GQ, some stand out far more than others.
One particular of individuals we are most grateful for is the ongoing partnership among German über-manufacturer Adidas and London-primarily based-talent Grace Wales Bonner. Due to the fact late 2019 the pair have worked alongside one another to choose Adidas’ legendary pieces and elevate them using amazing embroidery, quality materials and slicing techniques you would generally locate on Savile Row.
Consequently far, the duo has introduced just one line, which was initial proven as aspect of Bonner’s Autumn/Wintertime 2020 giving, and teased two extra.
Now we have our following deal with of the excellent things. Obtaining by now been previewed (digitally) during Men’s Paris Trend 7 days in September 2020, the assortment sits in line with Bonner’s Spring/Summer time 2021 Collection “Essence”. This itself explores the early 1980s origination of dancehall music in Jamaica by Bonner’s personal hybrid athletics tailoring increased with striped satin, silks and corduroy.
In holding with the assortment, the SS21 Adidas x Wales Bonner capsule consists of reimagined, slim-fitting, tailor-made A few Stripe tracksuits in the German brand’s signature scarlet and an all-above navy examine, 1980s-influenced soccer jerseys with added ribbing and blush pink mesh panelling, and natty brief shorts you’d be expecting to find on the pitch. In essence, the sort of stuff you would likely have seen the late footy greats Pelé and Diego Maradona wearing in their respective heydays.
Sitting along with individuals parts are Bonner’s just take on basic Adidas sneaker silhouettes. This time the pair have introduced a new take on the 1980s basketball-impressed Nizza, which now arrives in black, purple or white, as very well as the Frank Ocean-authorised Samba, which has been presented a black and navy leather reimagining. Each pair of kicks comes with contrasting laces and A few Stripe branding, as we have previously noticed with Bonner’s Adi footwear.
Adidas x Wales Bonner Samba (navy/yellow)
Adidas x Wales Bonner Samba (black/inexperienced)
Adidas x Wales Bonner Nizza (purple)
Adidas x Wales Bonner Nizza (navy)
Adidas x Wales Bonner Nizza (White)
£130. At adidas.co.british isles
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