21 posts tagged "Adidas"
Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Mary Katrantzou…and now Rita Ora. WWD broke the news today that the British pop singer will be the latest female artist collaborator for Adidas. Her line of footwear, apparel, outerwear, and accessories will start rolling out on August 21 and run for three seasons until Fall 2015. “I’m a massive fan of the brand,” Ora told WWD. “I grew up working at a sneaker store when I was 16 and am a huge sneakerhead. It’s so cool that I’m able to do this with a brand that I sold when I was younger.” Ora has become ubiquitous of late, thanks to four No. 1 singles in the U.K. and her distinct personal style—a flashy mix of streetwear and high fashion. She’s joining an already stacked roster of designers at Adidas, which includes fashion heavyweights Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and Jeremy Scott. Is she up to the challenge? “I always come from the approach that they are designers and I am an artist,” she told WWD. “The biggest advice that [Adidas] said is to be yourself and be confident in what you’re doing and confident in what you wear.”
In case there was any doubt: The sneaker trend in fashion isn’t going anywhere. Thank Adidas for that. News recently broke that the sportswear label has teamed up with Pharrell Williams for a long-term partnership, and it was announced today that Mary Katrantzou is designing a capsule collection of Adidas Originals footwear and apparel. That’s a lot to look forward to.
The London-based Katrantzou is known around the globe for her innovative digital prints, so we’re anticipating plenty of bold colors and graphic motifs—but if last week’s interview with the designer told us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. She’s been moving away from kaleidoscopic prints and exploring more pared-back ideas, and this high-street partnership may be the perfect opportunity to experiment.
The Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou collection hits stores this November. Calendars marked.
Not to be outdone by the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Riccardo Tisci collab, Adidas is unleashing another round of Raf Simons kicks for spring.
Building on the initial Fall 2013 collection that included just three styles of performance runners, this drop includes a whole slew of new unisex models—eight to be exact, each in up to four different colorways. Blending classic three-stripe silhouettes like on the Stan Smith with new tech and exaggerated shapes, bright colors and flashy patterns, the lineup looks like a footwear collection designed for a gang of very fashionable superheroes.
The brand is establishing itself as the go-to for designers looking to experiment with sneakers, and Simons is in good company at Adidas, where Rick Owens, Jeremy Scott, and Mark McNairy also have ongoing collections. Based on what we saw during fashion season—both Chanel and Dior had trainers on their couture runways—the trend will only continue to gain momentum.
Adidas x Raf Simons prices range from $440 to $570. The collection arrives soon at Adidas Originals concept stores, boutiques, and retailers carrying RAF.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our latest picks, below. To see all of our editors’ picks, click here.
MATTHEW SCHNEIER, DEPUTY EDITOR
To Get: Silver gets more media mentions—”Silver Bells,” etc.—but for me, gold is the color of the holiday season. The entire office has joined as one to make fun of me for loving these tinsel-covered Jeremy Scott for Adidas trainers, but damn it, I do: They’re hilarious, they’re magical, and if anyone else has so completely distilled the joy of the season into a gum-soled sneaker, I haven’t seen it. Practicality has no place at Christmas, anyhow.
To Give: My colleague Maya Singer may disagree, but to stay on the gilded theme, I’m giving Donna Tartt’s massive new novel, The Goldfinch. It’s a book I have awaited for years—at least since 2005, when she released her last one—and then devoured, on delivery, in what can only be described as a single gulp. It’s long, but Tartt is such an incredibly propulsive writer that I barely looked up from the page until I had finished it. What’s more, the story revolves around a young boy, Theo Decker, and the semi-accidental theft of a seventeenth-century masterpiece of Dutch painting, Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch—which, as luck would have it, is making a rare appearance at The Frick Collection in New York through January 19. Read the book, go see the bird. Celebrity sightings have rarely been so easy, or so elevating.
MAYA SINGER, SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
To Get: You can never have too many books, right? Tell that to my reading list, which is overlong as it is. Anybody who gives me a copy of The Goldfinch for Christmas is getting a punch in the face; my brain is full. Hot tip: Find me a copy of Juergen Teller’s Go-Sees instead. Or, if that’s too dear, I guess Teller’s new book, Woo! will more than do.
To Give: J.M. Generals is the newly launched brand from Jeffrey Monteiro, the former creative director at Bill Blass (and, I’ll happily admit, a dear friend). Many of his products are derived from cashmere goats raised upstate—there’s a gorgeous (and pricey) cashmere blanket I’m dying to own, and then there are Jeffrey’s scented or unscented goat’s milk soaps, which I’m going to be gifting everyone with this year.
KRISTIN ANDERSON, ASSISTANT EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
To Get: Aesa makes some of my favorite jewelry, and I’ve been quietly eyeing this chic hairpin for months. A piece for those of us who don’t have time to trawl the souks but still want to look like we do.
To Give: As an avid Beaton fan, I have a hard time imagining how anyone could not want to find a titanic, canary-yellow volume of James Danziger’s Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook under her tree.
EMILY FARRA, EDITORIAL COORDINATOR
To Get: These sparkly Erica Weiner studs are at the top of my wish list.
To Give: Metallic gold, python, and a d’Orsay heel— these Loeffler Randall sandals may just be the perfect gift for my stylish twin sister.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our first picks, below.
NICOLE PHELPS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
To Get: I’d love a one-month unlimited class package to Physique 57. With a 5-year-old at home, making time to work out is the biggest luxury there is.
To Give: I received a pair of Hatch‘s navy cashmere joggers as a gift about a year ago. They instantly became my at-home uniform; I wore them just about every night last winter. I know my mom and sister will be thrilled to receive pairs of their own. Hatch founder Ariane Goldman has opened a temporary shop at 25 Howard Street here in New York through Thanksgiving weekend, so it’ll be easy for me to go snap them up.
KATHARINE K. ZARRELLA, ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
To Get: All I really want for Christmas is a ticket to London so I can go and explore the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House. But seeing as it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be hopping the pond in the near future, I’d be equally pleased to receive this pair of Fendi booties. I wear my Fall ’10 Yves Saint Laurent mohawk pumps pretty aggressively, so it would be nice to have another footwear option that’s similarly coiffed.
To Give: I think everyone should own a vintage silk kimono. Every single person. They’re incredibly comfortable and wildly glamorous for lounging around the apartment. A few of my friends have been pining after my latest acquisition—a black, red, and gold embroidered kimono that was once owned by the 1934 Miss Japan—so I will be gifting them equally spectacular robes. My favorite kimono scavenging spots are obscure antique shops on the Upper West Side and Joe Sundlie’s vintage store in Chelsea. But this forties number from 1stdibs.com would do nicely.
RACHEL WALGROVE, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
To Get: I’ve been eyeing LPD’s sportswear for a while. I love how it pairs team spirit with the cultlike following found in fashion. This Team Ghesquière tee is definitely on my list.
To Give: Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that my family is obsessed with dachshunds—though I like to blame this mostly on my sister. These Jonathan Adler bookends would be the perfect complement to her impressive book collection.
ERICA BLUMENTHAL, CONTRIBUTING MARKET EDITOR
To Get: I don’t think you need a reason for why I want these python Gianvito Rossi pumps.
To Give: I plan to buy several copies of Morrissey’s Autobiography as soon as it hits U.S. stores on December 3. Most of my friends are dying to read it, so why not give them what they want?