Donald Glover Reimagines a Trio of adidas ClassicsRelease: 26 April 2019
Inspired by subtle imperfections, the collection highlights 'the personal narrative that worn-in sneakers can hold, and the wealth of experiences they bear'. The colab features the Continental 80, Lacombe, and Nizza, all three of which are executed in white canvas with deconstructed details like uneven stitching, inside-out eyelets, and laces that are designed to fringe with wear. The folks in Herzo even refrained from stitching down the edges of the canvas on the uppers, allowing the kicks to fray over time.
'Rich is a concept,' explains Glover. 'With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be told on their feet. Value isn’t quantified by what you wear, rather the experiences from them. And you make the decision on what works for you, you live through your own lens. The partnership for me is about being able to exemplify what doing your own thing truly looks and feels like.'
'Our partnerships are built on a foundation of creating moments of inspiration that we could not achieve alone,' adds Chris Law, Senior Design Director of adidas Originals. 'As a visionary, we admire Glover's capability to surpass 'genres' and uniquely tell a story. From a design perspective, we drove the aesthetic of this collection based on adidas' rich history in classic sneakers and Glover's philosophy of understated points of interest and appreciation for how shoes evolve with wear, expressing more personality over time. Between Glover's artistic vision and our expertise, we will continue to evolve and look forward to where that takes us.'
Glover's adidas kicks launch on April 26.