Since the turn of the millennium, Joerg and Maria Koch’s notorious Berlin-based magazine 032c has grown into an authority on all things weird, wonderful, and ahead-of-the-curve in global art, culture and creativity.
One of the rising stars of China’s burgeoning fashion scene, Angel Chen’s eponymous label has set itself apart through a fearless exploration of color, texture, and style, blending traditional Chinese iconography and elements with modern sportswear and streetwear styles, with explosive results. This season, the designer has used this ethos to re-imagine some of adidas’ most colorful franchises.
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Situated in the heart of Tokyo, one of the leading fashion hubs of the world, Nowhere Co., Ltd. strives to introduce Japanese fashion culture to the world. Since the brand's establishment in 1993, it has remained as a symbol of street fashion for more than 27 years.
The pinnacle of adidas Originals’ creative and cultural output, adidas Consortium is an ongoing project that showcases iconic adidas silhouettes in outstanding, pinnacle forms. By using the best materials, collaborating with the best creative minds of our time, and working with leading retailers around the globe, adidas Consortium distills the philosophy of the 3-stripes down to the nucleus, creating limited edition releases that stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of adidas: past, present, and future.
Craig Green founded his eponymous fashion label in 2012, shortly after graduating from Central St. Martins. Since then, Green has established himself as a leading figure in menswear, exploring elements of uniform and workwear to create clothing that’s both utilitarian and deeply emotive.
Founded by adidas Skateboarding alumnus Jason Dill and Mike Piscitelli, Fucking Awesome started as a sporadic side project in 2001 before expanding to a full-fledged skate brand in its own right in the early 2010s. Known for its provocative graphics, DIY ethos, and rugged aesthetic, Fucking Awesome embodies the skater mentality through and through, and its collaboration with adidas Originals reflects this. Everything from jumpsuits and utility jackets to footwear silhouettes that defy definition are presented through the unpredictable lens of Fucking Awesome. Expect the unexpected and embrace the chaos.
In a world full of influencers, few figures can claim to have been as influential as NIGO™. Since launching one of the world’s most famous streetwear brands in the early ‘90s, the creative polymath has left his mark on hip hop, J-pop, art, design, architecture, high fashion, and more. With Human Made, NIGO™ explores one of his original loves, vintage American fashion and workwear, re-imagining historic twentieth-century clothing styles through his inimitable lens.
Jonah Hill is a figure who is infinitely more than the sum of his parts. Originally an actor, his relentless creativity and perseverance have now seen him add producer, director, and screenwriter to his credentials, while long-standing connections to the worlds of hip hop, skateboarding, and street culture have transformed him from comic relief to cultural and fashion icon.
Based in New York City, Karlie Kloss is a supermodel, 43-time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur, mom, and philanthropist. She also founded Kode With Klossy, a non-profit that hosts free programming and summer camps to teach young women to code.
Karlie is passionate about staying active and is out to inspire the next generation of young women by showing how running, yoga, meditation, and wellness can positively affect all aspects of your life. Her first collaboration with adidas launched in December 2020.
Scott Mescudi started out the millennium as a small-time rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. By the end of the decade, he was one of the biggest stars in hip hop. Now, he’s your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. Through his complex, layered production and poetic lyricism, Kid Cudi has crafted an oeuvre that is both emotionally challenging and universally relatable, transforming him into an icon for thousands of young people growing up all over the world.
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 is 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 adidas archival icons, proving you’re never too old to play.
Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. Since the beginning, Marimekko revolutionized women’s fashion with disruptive prints and timeless designs to inspire women who walk their own path with confidence and style.
Through this collaboration, we fuse the iconic and bold Marimekko prints with the latest Adidas’ performance and lifestyle icons to celebrate the art of print and performance.
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.
Rooted in his memories growing up on Long Island and venturing into New York City as a teen, Brendon Babenzien’s elevated menswear label Noah fuses disparate styles, including skate, prep, nautical, military, and classic menswear, to create a label that’s consistently elevated, but never out of touch.
Founded in 2013 by Luke Meier and Arnaud Faeh, OAMC has quickly risen as a leading force in modern menswear. Creative Director Luke Meier brings progressive design, innovative techniques, and his cultural influences to OAMC’s collaborative work with adidas Originals
In less than a decade, Palace Skateboards has grown from British skate underdog to one of the world’s most important streetwear brands, fueled by its untouchable celebration of street and youth culture on strictly British terms.
Canadian designer Paolina Russo’s namesake label is a rose-tinted supercut of her suburban upbringing; she taps into a familiar nostalgia for the boredom, uncertainty, and naiveté of growing up. Memories of youth sports teams and DIY arts-and-crafts projects inform both the aesthetic and assembly of Russo’s avant-garde garments.
First launched in 2014, the adidas Originals = Pharrell Williams collaboration is an extension of Pharrell's vision to connect people with love, passion, energy, and color as a celebration of the diversity of humanity.
"What I'm trying to do is use my platform for people to tell their stories. The purpose of the collaborations is to provide that opportunity." PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Since 1913, Prada has been synonymous with cutting-edge style. Its intellectual universe combines concept, structure, and image through codes that go beyond trends. Its fashion transcends products, translating conceptuality into a universe that has become a benchmark for those who dare to challenge conventions focusing on experimentation.
His most recent album, Daytona, was released to critical acclaim and shot to the top of the charts. As President of GOOD Music, he has shepherded some of the biggest musical stars to global fame. His collaborations with adidas Originals have produced some of the most hotly coveted sneaker releases in recent history.
Globally acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop and American music as a whole, RUN DMC was formed in Hollis, Queens, New York in 1981 by Joseph Simmons (“Run”), Darryl McDaniels ("DMC") and Jason Mizell ("Jam Master Jay"). The first mainstream hip hop group to define the roles of MC (artist) and DJ. The sound that emerged from their union took the then local NYC genre of hip hop global.
Anchored in the enduring legacy of adidas Originals in the stands of soccer stadiums across the UK and Europe, the adidas Spezial collection is a seasonal love letter to the enduring cultural roots of the 3-stripes. An authoritative eye and heartfelt touch turn the spotlight on iconic moments in adidas history and bring back lost icons and daring oddities from the adidas archive, told through the perspectives of the people who’ve lived and loved it.
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most celebrated movies in modern history: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. To highlight this landmark moment, adidas Originals has created a special collection of limited edition sneakers inspired by the characters that made the film so memorable: Lando CalrissianTM, Boba FettTM, Han SoloTM, and ChewbaccaTM.
Sean Wotherspoon is a Los Angeles-based designer, curator, collector, and vintage aficionado with eclectic taste and a keen eye for cars, sportswear, and sneakers. Known for his unique use of materials and colors, Wotherspoon is a passionate vegan who strives for the betterment of the human race through both local and global actions.
Grace Wales Bonner launched her eponymous label in 2014 following her graduation from Central Saint Martins. In 2016, after her first solo runway presentation, Ezekiel, she was awarded the LVMH Young Designer Prize. Wales Bonner is a cultural polymath who sees fashion as an intuitive means to understanding her own heritage. Each of her collections is a meditation on cultural narratives and is the culmination of broad research that brings together literary references and exceptional craftsmanship, presented within carefully considered scenography.
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