With this years’ Consortium spotlight on the Superstar it’s the turn of Taipei-based retailer INVINCIBLE with their first collaborative project as a Consortium partner.
They were offered carte blanche on one of adidas’ most iconic silouhettes the Superstar 80v. The design inspiration for this release is based on the style and aesthetics of the indigenous people of Taiwan. Traditional costumes often incorporate a variety of pastels but mainly shades of blue, white and red. These three colors also appear on the shoe in the form of a small row of beads around a fold down collar. A zig-zag patterned edge adds more emphasis to this particular element on the shoe which is a novelty and custom execution for this model. Slightly less visible, but significant nonetheless is the use of fish-skin on the tongue. It is another reference to the Taiwanese heritage, as this material is found on traditional armor used for ceremonial purposes and ritual fights. Further elements such as the embroidered three stripes but also the custom-designed pattern – a mix of tribal elements and logo references – on the insoles provide for an overall hand-crafted feel.
Adidas Superstar 80s x Invincible
Launch: Saturday 21st November 00:00GMT