Tuesday, June 25, 2013

adidas Originals by Opening Ceremony FW 13 collection

For fall/winter 2013 adidas Originals and Opening Ceremony return with their third collection. Each season, the two labels draw inspiration from the stylistic elements of two sports. The collection is split into two drops, the first one has been inspired by rock climbing and the second drop by basketball. Iconic elements of archival adidas designs are charged with Opening Ceremony's signature joie de vivre. The resultant apparel and footwear celebrates both the sportswear label's technical prowess and the New York retailer's unmistakable cool-kid aesthetic. This season the collaboration leads back to the 70's which is shown in the rock climbing range's psychedelic prints of mountain landscapes and slightly-off colour combinations of mint and caramel brown. colour combinations of mint and caramel brown. Gathered fleece miniskirts present a surprising new look for the sportswear material, while seamed dresses place emphasis directly on the body.
One highlight of the collection is a hooded peplum jacket made of water-resistant and wind-proof Climacool fabric – perfect for cold-weather conditions that demand a dose of style. Men’s pieces run the gamut from brightly coloured fleece worker jackets and quilted bombers to balaclava hoodies and colour-block sweaters, each with a touch of vintage attitude. The adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony collection is often about unique details, and this season is no exception. Speckled buttons and zipper pulls with built-in mini compasses find their way onto key pieces of outerwear. Autumn/winter’s footwear range presents Opening Ceremony’s feverishly creative remix of iconic adidas styles. Within the rock climbing-inspired pieces, the adidas Enforcer tooling is used as a base to reimagine a classic trail shoe. The OC ENFR Rock features side cut-outs and a removable neoprene sock. The women’s-specific styles within the collection go high with platform wedges in colourful suedes and graphic prints. This season is also the first time adidas Originals and Opening Ceremony introduce a range of accessories that features baby backpacks as well as bright vinyl canteen bags. The first drop will be released in early July and will be available in select boutiques and e-commerce retailers.