Kerwin Frost and adidas Present a Playful Duo of Forum ColabsRelease: 17 November 2021
After the recent reveal of their face-first Forum Hi 'Humanchives', Kerwin Frost and adidas have officially announced their first collection of footwear and apparel. Consisting of the previously mentioned Forum Hi 'Humanchives', a Forum Low 'Benchmates' and a full set of apparel, all are being modelled by Chief Keef. Frost's first full collection with the Three Stripes is a nod to his childhood and a takedown – intentionally or otherwise – of how sneakers can sometimes be excessively serious.
The 'Humanchives' features a nose-shaped lace deubre, a silicon mouth on its toe bumper and multiple sets of eyes that can be placed on the eyestays. It's equal parts Mr. Potato Head and a tribute to the fun-loving creations of Jeremy Scott, Frost's favourite designer. The bright 'Benchmate' is a little calmer but not lacking in personality: it features a full-colour portrait of the original characters created for the collection on its lateral quarter panel. The shoes are also accompanied by a full set of printed apparel that includes everything from baggy jean shorts to vibrant tracksuit tops.
'Creating this collection with adidas has been a dream since I was a child,' said Frost. 'Designing the product and planning the rollout has been such a wild ride – it’s so crazy that it’s going to exist in the world finally! I hope people are excited when they see the pieces and it makes them feel something. My main message is to not be afraid to try new things and put your thoughts on paper... and definitely not give a damn what people think.'
Expect the Kerwin Frost x adidas Forum Hi 'Humanchives' and Kerwin Frost x adidas Forum Lo 'Benchmate' to release in limited quantities at ComplexCon, following a global drop on November 17.