Adidas Originals and alexanderwang redefine the rules of sportswear for Season 5 of their collaboration, which drops on May 25 at select retailers and adidas Originals and alexanderwang flagship locations, as well as both brands’ e-commerce sites. Following four seasons of subversive plays on the aesthetic codes of adidas, Wang this season changes gears and, with his signature humor, proposes clubbing as the ultimate form of exercise—and this collection as the perfect gear.
Wang mixes fashion and function with a touch of 80s-era athleticism to define a genre of clothing he calls“club leisure”—clothes for the gym, the club, and anywhere in-between. Wang’s knack for pre-styling is evident in pieces like an engineered sock-legging hybrid—white double knit tights with built-in ’80s style athletic socks emblazoned with the upside-down adidas trefoil.
Wang’s innate sense of contemporary streetwear yields a new take on the logo trend: nylon separates scattered with embroidered adidas trefoils. The AW Crew is a retro crew-neck with a boxy fit, ribbed collar and cuffs, and a drawcord-adjustable waistband. The matching AW Joggers are a classic, mesh-lined retro track pant in a regular fit with drawcord-adjustable cuffs. Redefining micro, the AW Shorts cut a familiar ’80s silhouette. For post-training,Wang suggests a towel to-go in the form of the ultra-comfortable Towel Hoodie, comprised of 100% cotton brushed towel.
In footwear, the AW Future shell—debuted on the alexanderwang Spring/Summer 2019 runway—merges ’00s-era basketball materials with a ’90s-style multi sport tooling. This style is defined by its distinct, one-piece molded patent leather uppers. The AW Adilette Lycrare defines an adidas icon with herringbone foxing and a thick Lycra bandage.
Accessories receive extra emphasis this season and complete the post-training wardrobe. The logo look goes head-to-toe with the trefoil-embroidered cap, duffle, and bumbag, while a brushed cotton gym towel and cotton crew socks add a touch of Wang attitude to every workout
The corresponding campaign goes inside a dance studio where world-renowned choreographer Tanisha Scott—known for her work with today’s greatest pop icons—leads her troupe through a series of warm-ups and cool-downs. Captured by Johnny Dufort and styled by Haley Wollens, dancers Noemi Janumala, Dakota Moore, Avi McClish, and Olivia Burgess bring to life the bold attitude and easy sensuality of the collection—with a dash of classic Wang wit and cheek.
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