Season Three - Drop One.
American fashion designer Alexander Wang once again teams up with Adidas Originals on a collaborative range of sportswear garments. For season three drop one, the new wave of athletic gear is inspired by manufacturing errors and unique flaws that are created during the production process. The range consisting of track jackets, crew-necks, tees, shorts, and a poncho. Black, white, and burgundy are colors prominently featured in the collection, along with bright blood orange pixilated graphics adding a hit of contrast. Each item in the collection is branded with Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang’s signature upside-down Adidas Trefoil. The collection also includes the entirely new AW Bball Soccer shoe, which re-masters an iconic Adidas Football shoe upper and places it atop an Adidas BOOST mid-sole. Available in either black or red, the new silhouette is crafted from suede and dressed in Adidas’ Three Stripes branding, along with an upside-down “Adidas” motif found on the tongue tab.
Shop the full range in-store at REIGN New York and online here.
In-depth Product Details & Information.
Read below for in-depth product details and information pertaining to standout pieces from the Adidas x Alexander Wang season three, drop one collection.
- AW Track Top - A fashion take on a classic adidas nylon track jacket. Features collaborative inverted Trefoil branding, a white coated zipper, and signature three stripes side branding. Available in both black / white and maroon / white.
- AW Soccer Short - A fashion take on a classic nylon soccer short. Features collaborative inverted Trefoil branding, a white waistband pull cord, and signature three stripes side branding. Available in both black / white and maroon / white.
- AW Graphic Crew - Long sleeve, true to size, classic crew-neck shirt in an off white color tone. Features a collaborative Alexander Wang designed graphic chest hit in blood orange.
- AW Graphic Tee - Short sleeve, true to size, classic crew-neck tee in an off white color tone. Features a collaborative Alexander Wang designed graphic chest hit in blood orange.
- AW Graphic Jogger - Classic jogger pant, fitting true to size. This jogger features collaborative Alexander Wang co-branding orange graphic in blood orange with an off white color toned base.
- AW Poncho - A standout piece from the collection, the AW Poncho is featured in a dark smoked grey transect material, and perfect for the rainy season. Features blood orange co-branding graphic details on the front and back.
- AW Bball Soccer Sneaker - Available in both blood orange / white as well as black / white the AW Bball Soccer sneaker is the prominent piece of the collection. Featuring an original adidas soccer upper, re-mastered on BOOST technology, this trainer is both functional and versatile.
About Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang.
Since Adidas has been around for nearly a hundred years the brand has undoubtedly evolved over time. Yet, the company that originally caught people’s attention through creating Olympic medal winning sports shoes has managed to maintain a classic athletic style, firmly positioning itself as a go to brand for sport as well as style. Adidas’s history begins in 1924 with two German brothers and a washroom. The Adidas founder Adi Dassler and Rudi Dassler began producing shoes in their mother’s laundry room in the small town of Herzogenaurach, Germany. The desire was to create the ultimate sport footwear for athletes around the world. From here the brothers began the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory) which was to be the birth of the Adidas shoe brand. Taking the classic trefoil logo that used to represent all Adidas products, in 1997 the Adidas originals range was created to encompass the brand’s heritage products. It includes some of Adidas’s most memorable and most loved trainers such as the Spezial and Superstar range. Since the brand has grown on to modernizing sportswear under the originals category, collaboration with designer fashion houses and namesake brands. The collaboration with Alexander Wang is a prime example of Adidas’s modern approach to sports fashion.
Alexander Wang is creative director of the eponymous label he launched in 2005, aged 21. Wang’s foray into fashion began after he dropped out of the Parsons School of Design in 2004 to start his own label, initially creating a knitwear collection based on six unisex silhouettes. Wang was initially supported in his venture by his family: his brother assumed the role of chief financial advisor, his sister-in-law acted as chief principal officer, and the designer was able to utilize family connections to source production from China. His label soon evolved into a sleek but fully realized women’s ready-to-wear collection; Wang debuted his first runway collection for Autumn/Winter 2007 at New York Fashion Week. In December 2012 Wang was appointed creative director of Balenciaga, succeeding Nicolas Ghesquière at the storied French house. Wang’s debut collection for the brand was positively received, despite having faced skepticism about his ability to fill Nicolas Ghesquière's shoes. In July 2015, however, it was announced that Balenciaga and Kering Group decided not to renew the American designer's contract. Alexander Wang now produces both menswear and womenswear main line collections, a diffusion line — T by Alexander Wang — for men and women, footwear, and accessories. In 2011, Wang’s entry into menswear was noted by GQ, who named him Best Menswear Designer. In the same year, he won the CFDA Award for Best Accessory Designer. Wang’s aesthetic remains true throughout his various lines and has inspired an entire generation of women to dress in his sportswear-inspired looks.