adidas x United Arrows & Sons

For Spring/Summer 2018, adidas Originals and United Arrows & Sons announce a new collaborative collection, reinterpreting classic 3-stripes silhouettes through the renowned Japanese retailer’s unique sartorial lens across apparel and footwear.

Drawing from adidas Originals’ extensive design archives, each piece in the collection translates sportswear design language into an understated mode, elevated through subtle graphic hits and branding details. For apparel, this manifests in two approaches; a zip-up hooded sweatshirt, t-shirt, track top and track pant in an essential heather grey and navy colour scheme; and a range of blacked-out jackets, jerseys and track pants with all-over tonal branding motifs.

Uniting each piece is the collection’s seasonal branding hit, a reinterpretation of the two brand’s logos by Japanese collage artist Kosuke Kawamura, known for his distinctive “shredding” technique. This is applied to pieces in branding hits and all-over motifs to add subtle flair to the range.

Accompanying apparel, the collaboration presents special editions of the NMD_R2 and NMD_CS2 silhouettes. The NMD_CS2 features a rich marled fabric construction, with subtle branding hits atop an essential BOOST tooling, whilst the NMD_R2 takes a similar approach in light grey with a contrast heel patch and laces. Each shoe is finished with collaborative branding details, and special concealed 3-stripes marks which only appear under flash.

The collection is brought to life through a series of images featuring rising football star Kasper Dolberg who plays for both the AFC Ajax and Danish National Football team. True to United Arrows & Sons’ understated approach to style, the collaboration culminates as a clean reinvention of historic adidas visual language, underpinned by contemporary design perspectives and the 3-stripes’ unbeatable formula for iconic sportswear design.

The adidas Originals x United Arrows & Sons collaboration will be launching ONLINE on Saturday 20th January at 00:01GMT.

adidas NMD_CS2 Primeknit x United Arrows & Sons
DA9089
CBLACK/CBLACK/FTWWHT
Price: £169.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas NMD_R2 Primeknit x United Arrows & Sons
DA8834
CORHTR/MSILVE/FTWWHT
Price: £169.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Classic Track Top x United Arrows & Sons
CD7723
COLLEGIATE NAVY MEL.
Price: £159.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Classic Track Pant x United Arrows & Sons
CD7728
COLLEGIATE NAVY MEL.
Price: £149.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Urban Jacket x United Arrows & Sons
CD7726
BLACK
Price: £279.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Urban Track Pant x United Arrows & Sons
CD7727
BLACK
Price: £159.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Game Jacket x United Arrows & Sons
CD7725
BLACK
Price: £199.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Zip Up Hoody x United Arrows & Sons
CD7724
CORE HEATHER/COLLEGIATE NAVY
Price: £179.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Game Bib x United Arrows & Sons
CD7719
BLACK
Price: £45.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Game Jersey x United Arrows & Sons
CD7721
BLACK
Price: £63.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT

adidas Tee x United Arrows & Sons
CD7720
CORE HEATHER
Price: £55.00
Launch: Saturday 20th January 00:01GMT