Wednesday, February 18, 2015
#hypebeastkids: Star Wars Kids x adidas Originals "Stormtrooper" Pack / the Foot Patrol x adidas Consortium Superstar 80s 10th Anniversary / Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith 2015 Spring/Summer Collection
adidas and Star Wars will join forces once again for a line of children’s apparel. For their newest offering, the pair blend notable iconography from the film with both classic and contemporary adidas Originals silhouettes — printing the franchise’s graphics on the sportswear company’s tracksuits, t-shirts and classic Superstar sneaker. Executed chiefly in monochrome, senior design director Josefine Aberg credits the Galactic Empire’s Stormtroopers as the main inspiration for the color theme. The collection is slated for release March 1st. In the meantime, enjoy the preview above.
Raf Simons and adidas Originals has resulted in some rather futuristic and outlandish riffs on performance running shoes, but the duo’s reworkings of the Stan Smith have always taken the opposite approach. Eschewing silicone bubbles and eye-catching overlays for simple, subtle details, the Belgian designer continues to stay true to the classic sneaker’s minimal aesthetic and timeless appeal. Case in point is the Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith collection for Spring/Summer 2015, which presents the collaborative silhouette in a variety of luxurious, monochromatic makeups. Featuring smooth, premium leather uppers and vulcanized rubber sole units, each version is distinguished once again by subtle branding in the form of “R”-shaped perforations, debossed Raf Simons logo and tongue graphics, making for clean, modern renditions of the popular tennis shoe. Look for the Raf Simons x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2015 Stan Smith in onix/white or red/white now at the HYPEBEAST Store.