adidas Originals by SANKUANZ



Chinese fashion designer Shangguan Zhe founded his label SANKUANZ in 2013 and quickly rose to prominence on the global stage, receiving nominations for numerous prestigious fashion awards for the label’s playful experimentation with cut, form and pop cultural iconography. For their first collaboration with adidas Originals, SANKUANZ uses this same ethos to explore the culture of America’s basketball scene, complementing a comprehensive lifestyle wardrobe with a duo of collaborative basketball footwear silhouettes.
The first basketball silhouette is the Crazy BYW, originally from the FYW collection brought into the present through the use of BOOST technology, described by Shangguan Zhe as his favourite series ‘I feel lucky that the BYW from the collaboration has inherited the classic look of the FYW series and I have had this great opportunity to interpret my favourite item with the SANKUANZ style.’  The second silhouette, the more classic Rivalry Hi, another mainstay within the adidas basketball archive.
As for apparel, the SS20 capsule is inspired by the West coast, street basketball scene and combines ‘SANKUANZ’s eccentric graphic designs (logo/pattern/symbols) with adidas’ authentic sports DNA. Razor-sharp tailoring, graphic playful prints, deconstructed and genderless sporty silhouettes are all blended together, resulting in eccentric, yet well-balanced collections.’
Both the collection and the accompanying campaign take inspiration from iconic 90s video games.  Shangguan Zhe speaks of the 90s inspiration in the design process ‘I referred to various dressing styles of different characters in these cultural scenarios. Thus came the hoodies, sweatshirts, chino pants, basketball jerseys with shorts and showtime hoodies. All these items are reversible, offering a wide range of possibilities of looks. The prints are inspired by the hip-hop graffiti of the 1990s, while the palette of acid green and indigo purple is the signature colours of SANKUANZ.’

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adidas Rivalry Hi x Sankuanz
FU8407
FTWR WHITE/SILVER MET./FTWR WHITE
Price: £179.00



adidas Crazy BYW x Sankuanz
FU8408
FTWR WHITE/SILVER MET/GUM
Price: £179.00



adidas Shirt Hoodie x Sankuanz
FS8917
Black
Price: £279.00



adidas SSL Mesh Tee x Sankuanz
FT8051
Black
Price: £139.00



adidas Layered Pants x Sankuanz
FS8922
Black
Price: £229.00



adidas Basketball Shorts x Sankuanz
FS8921
Black 
Price: £259.00



adidas Shirt Jacket x Sankuanz
FT6039
ENERGY INK F17/BLACK
Price: £349.00



adidas Basketball Jersey Tee x Sankuanz
FS8916
Black
Price: £159.00