Continuing their collaborative project, adidas Originals and respected Japanese streetwear label NEIGHBORHOOD join forces for a new capsule collection this season. Bringing NEIGHBORHOOD founder Shinsuke Takizawa’s unparalleled design perspective to a range of street-level sportswear pieces, the range presents pure 3-stripes design in Takizawa’s familiar monochrome aesthetic, in strictly premium constructions.
Inspired by the NEIGHBORHOOD label’s trademark of mixing elements of vintage and street culture, the adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD SS18 range reconfigures sportswear design in a more rough and rugged mode. With an attention to detail, T-shirts, sweats, track pants and outerwear are elevated through razor-sharp assemblage, a motif emblem that Japanese samurai uphold and incorporate essential collaborative branding. Classic pieces like the Game Jersey and Commander Sweat introduce subtle adjustments to familiar sportswear essentials, whilst headline pieces like the Riders Track Jacket, a modern interpretation of NEIGHBORHOOD’s iconic ‘Thunderbolt’ jacket and Shorts pay homage to functional motorcycle gear through quilted embroidered details, D-ring hardware and reference. To finish, the NH M-51 Jacket combines classic NEIGHBORHOOD treatments, nostalgic references and raw technical sportswear design to create a pure expression of the original adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD ethos.
At the other end of the scale, a new take on the NMD_R1 is adorned with a striking geometric pattern, as well as a TPU sheet decorated with serrated details, transforming the original NMD model into an entirely new, NEIGHBORHOOD-exclusive silhouette. Finally, the collaboration introduces the Chop Shop NBHD, a brand new silhouette created exclusively for the adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD collaboration, combining vintage an adidas Originals shoe-inspired upper design with a BOOST midsole to present Shinsuke Takizawa’s aesthetic in an entirely new light. Viewed in its entirety, the collaboration is arguably the most comprehensive presentation from adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD yet, encapsulating the individual spirit of each brand through the true spirit of collaboration.
The adidas Originals by NEIGHBORHOOD SS18 capsule will drop exclusively at Shelflife CPT, JHB and online on the 24th of February via raffle at 9h30am.