adidas Originals x Wales Bonner

adidas Originals and Wales Bonner return once again to present their latest collaborative   endeavour. Forming an integral part of the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection, entitled “Black Sunlight”, the apparel, footwear, and accessories on offer follow on from the themes developed in Spring/Summer 2021 with “Essence” and Autumn/Winter 2020 with “Lovers Rock”.
Concluding the trilogy of collections, Black Sunlight illuminates a world of Caribbean Thought and Black British intellectualism, reflecting on the  scholars,  poets  and  artists  from  the  Caribbean,  India,  and  West  Africa whose work and writings advanced postcolonial discourse in the UK and across the globe.Where  the  previous  two  collections  saw  Wales  Bonner  re imagine  the  aesthetics and stylistic tendencies of the 70s, for Autumn/Winter 2021 the  designer  turns  her  attention to the diasporic radical thinkers of the 80s.  

The adidas Originals x Wales Bonner footwear collection launches at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE. Enter via the button below.

At once an homage to the 80s and an elevated take on archival codes, the collection also features signature material and colour updates to the adidas Japan silhouette. Bringing the collection’s thematic inspiration to life, the WB Japan sneaker is available in four quintessential colourways: Dark Marine/Easy Yellow/Cream White, Hazy Yellow/Brown/Dark Brown, Cream White/Easy Yellow/Dark Brown, and Dark Brown/Collegiate Burgundy/Easy Yellow. The first two colourways boast uppers composed of nylon and matched with plush leather stripes. The third colourway comprises a leather upper, matched with a suede toe cap and heel tab, as well as a crocheted tongue with moccasin border stitching. Meanwhile, the final colourway features a predominantly suede upper paired with contrasting leather details.  Each pair of the carefully considered sneakers is then updated with embossed  gold  foil  Wales  Bonner branding on the lateral and comes replete with supplementary crochet laces.

Shot by Tyler Mitchell, the launch of the collection is accompanied by an evocative photographic campaign which intimately captures the inherent nostalgia of a balmy summer ‘s afternoon and reflects a moment suspended in time.  Moving forward from the institutional academic setting that brought the previous collection to life, this season adidas Originals and Wales Bonner step outdoors into an idyllic space of leisure as a cast of models relax together in a field interacting with artistically elevated footballs, bikes, and goalposts – all wrapped in vivid fabrics and ribbons. Building on themes of identity and representation that are encapsulated in both Wales Bonner and Tyler Mitchell’s work, the images seek to convey emotive feelings of freedom, intimacy, and brotherhood drawn out through unfettered authenticity and connected'ness.
adidas WB Japan x Wales Bonner
GY5748
Off White/Brown
Price: £160.00
 
adidas WB Japan x Wales Bonner
GY5752
Yellow/Brown
Price: £140.00

adidas WB Japan x Wales Bonner
GZ3964
Blue/Pale Yellow
Price: £140.00

adidas WB Japan x Wales Bonner
GY5750
Beige/Red
Price: £160.00