Another week, another hotly anticipated designer collaboration. Just last Friday I was salivating over the impeccable Alexander Wang x H&M collection, only for another incredibly exciting launch to pop into my mailbox. This time the Queen of Prints, and London Fashion Week favourite, Mary Katrantzou turns her Midas touch to a range of sportswear for Adidas Originals. And where last week’s post featured predominantly monochrome garments, this one is positively bursting with colour.
Expect digi-prints inspired by track shoes of the 70s & 80s translated onto fitted neoprene dresses, a fab oversized bomber and some seriously tough trainers (you wouldn’t want to encounter a pair of these in a kick-boxing class).
I am a huge fan of Katrantzou and love a bit of Adidas Originals, so this is a dream combo for me. And don’t expect these pieces to be limited to sports events. With designs this strong they’ll be as prevalent on a night out as in your local gym. Let the countdown to 15th November begin…
Images courtesy of Adidas Originals.
Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou launches on 15th November 2014. http://www.adidas.co.uk
With Chanel pairing trainers and couture gowns, Prada showcasing stripy footless sports socks on the catwalk and a printed sweatshirt being the garment-du-jour for several seasons, the proliferation of sports influences in fashion hasn’t been this big since the 90s.
Chanel Couture SS14
Street style blogs are exploding with high-tops, rucksacks and baseball caps and chief Twitter faces Cara Delevigne, Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus are regularly spotted in logoed attire. In fact fashion’s current obsession with the decade that redefined sportswear may well have nearly reached its summit, but not before this week’s collaboration causes a veritable shopping storm.
High street giant Topshop has teamed up with sportswear stalwart Adidas Originals to give us a 20-piece collection that blends slouchy shapes with vibrant prints. Incorporating the brand’s iconic signatures, such as the triple stripe and logo motif, Topshop has infused tracksuits, shorts and sweaters with a dose of fashion magic. In store this Thursday (March 20th) the collection is causing a buzz in style circles with the high-tops in particular attracting a flood of attention. Check out the below images from the campaign. Let the fashion frenzy commence.
Printed hoodie, £70 and tracksuit bottoms, £50
Zip-up printed top, £70
Printed tracksuit bottoms, £50
All items Topshop x Adidas Originals
Also head to the Topshop website where you can catch an interview with the creative directors heading both companies – Josefine Aberg for Adidas Originals and Kate Phelan for Topshop.
Topshop x Adidas Originals hits stores on March 20th. http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/topshop-x-adidas-originals-collection-2774327/home?geoip=noredirect