We love Mary Katrantzou’s innovative approach toward prints, and ever since we heard the news of her Adidas collaboration back in April, we’ve been dying to see what she’d come up with.
There’s never a better reason to follow your favourite designers or brands on Instagram than to ensure that you’re amongst the first to discover any exciting news, and this week, our Insta-stalking paid off. We were finally treated to a first look at Katrantzou’s trainer-inspired capsule collection for Adidas via her social account.
Combining inspiration from Adidas’ archives, the designer turned to pieces like the brand’s 80s Olympic running shoe and the history of its iconography. Set to launch in stores this November, the trainers of course play with prints while colours clash and textures contrast. There’s even embellishment in the form of tiny, fierce spikes carefully decorating the toe of several designs.
The collaboration doesn’t end in the footwear department, however, as Katrantzou’’s also previewed a first look at several sport-inspired separates. Elements from the trainers’ designs merge together to form the creative prints as laces, tongues and the brand’s iconic three stripes prevail in the designs. The colour palette switches between rich purples, blues and reds making for a sumptuous feel that’s perfect for fall.