FW18 sees adidas Originals and Neighborhood collaborate
again to create a collection inspired by sportswear’s rich counter-cultural heritage and tribal associations.
Inspired by a distinctly Japanese take on the classic sportswear of football terrace culture and the re-appropriated military garb of nomadic motorcycle gangs, each piece in the collection features new graphics by Los Angeles-based artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt.
Along with DeWitt’s graphics, military style runs throughout the collection. Alongside the apparel offering, the three footwear styles are updated takes on terrace favourites from over the years.
The apparel consists of an outwear coat, track jackets, hoodies, long and short sleeve tee’s and track pants. Some contain bold black lettering and a few pieces are more subtle. A mixture of Earth tones and clean black and white pieces fuses streetwear rebels with a calm execution.
The footwear chosen for the capsule are adidas Stan Smith, adidas I-5923 and the three stripes latest popular model the adidas Kamanda.
Each footwear continues DeWitt’s military style with hues of Green and Black as well as White. The timeless classic in the Stan Smith model features a full grain premium leather on the upper with Neighborhood branding across the entirety of the lateral side. In addition, an updated iteration with BOOST technology for the midsole for comfort.
A future classic in the I-5923 is dressed in a combination of mesh, leather and suede in Green and Light Brown with signature BOOST technology for the midsole.
Neighborood and adidas continue their partnership with 2 soccer inspired Kamanda’s that feature premium suede and leather both in monochrome finishes in Black and Green. The element that stands out from the shoe is its rigorous outsole and a slight change to the placement of the lacing system. Lastly, Neighborhood’s branding is placed across the medial side to the front to give to be in conjunction to the story behind the concept.
adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD is now available online. Footwear sizes range from UK6 – UK12 (including half sizes) ,whilst apparel sizes range from S – XL. Prices across the collection range from £50 – £200.
Shop adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD now via the Footpatrol Website.