adidas Originals by Wales Bonner FW21


Grace Wales Bonner and adidas Originals are reuniting for Fall / Winter 2021.

The designer – who released a capsule with the brand earlier this year – once again takes inspiration from radical diasporic thinkers of the 1980s, to design and present an enhanced version of a series of archival classic adidas silhouettes.

This latest release is the third time the two have collaborated and is part of Bonner’s ‘Black Sunlight’ collection, completing a trilogy alongside ‘Lovers Rock’ in Fall / Winter 2020 and later ‘Essence’ in Spring / summer 2021.

1980s-inspired cuts and styles are again merged with adidas silhouettes in the form of t-shirts, sweatpants, anoraks and more, taking notes of scholarly iconography and adorned with various graphics. collegiate.

When it comes to shoes, the WB Japan sneaker is available in a variety of colourways including ‘Dark Marine / Easy Yellow / Cream White’ and ‘Hazy Yellow / Brown / Dark Brown’ which both feature an upper made up of stripes in nylon and plush leather, as well as the ‘Cream White / Easy Yellow / Dark Brown’ which houses a crochet tongue and moccasin edging seams and a predominantly ‘Dark Brown / Collegiate Burgundy / Easy Yellow’ suede grip.

Captured with nostalgic images taken by photographer Tyler Mitchell, the adidas Originals by Wales Bonner FW21 collection is set for release on November 16, with the shoes to follow in early 2022.

In other news, Jil Sander + x Arc’teryx FW21 has been unveiled and it’s the perfect blend of form and function.



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