adidas Originals x Wales Bonner AW21 Collection
Rounding up a trilogy of collabs between the sportswear giant and Central Saint Martin’s graduate, we’re pleased to inform you that the latest adidas Originals x Wales Bonner capsule is imminent and we’re proud stockists of the collection.
Titled ‘Black Sunlight’, the series succeeds previous themes of ‘Essence’ in spring/summer 21 and ‘Lovers Rock’ from the autumn/winter 20 lineup. Centered on themes of Caribbean Thought and Black British intellectualism; poets, scholars, and artists from India, West Africa, and the Caribbean are explored within the offering, with Bonner highlighting their various works and how they’re responsible for advancing postcolonial discourse in the UK.
Described as a homage to the ‘80s, Black Sunlight literally propels the Wales Bonner endeavor into a new era, with the last two collections feeling distinctively ’70s, the adidas x Wales Bonner AW21 collection celebrates the radical movements of the ‘80s – a time where academic and spiritual growth felt boundless. Enlivened by way of signature ‘80s cuts, the collection boasts an array of tees, pants, tracksuits, jackets, and accessories, including a Trefoil loaded sun hat. Sticking with the scholar tones, the designs are embellished with collegiate graphics throughout.
This most recent offering in the adidas x Wales Bonner series has been shot by the hugely talented Tyler Mitchell. Photographed on a balmy summer afternoon, a cast of models can be seen exploring a green vista with instruments, footballs, bikes, and other objects captured, along with vibrant ribbons and fabrics intertwined. “The images seek to convey emotive feelings of freedom, intimacy, and brotherhood drawn out through unfettered authenticity and connectedness.”
There are also some Wales Bonner Japan trainers on route too. Though these won’t drop till February, the prospect of a Bonner rendition of the iconic adi’ silhouette is very exciting indeed. Colourways of the adidas x Wales Bonner Japan sneaker will span Dark Marine/Easy Yellow/Cream White, Hazy Yellow/Brown/Dark Brown, Cream White/Easy Yellow/Dark Brown, and Dark Brown/Collegiate Burgundy/Easy Yellow. Look out for these dropping in the New Year.
Shop the adidas Originals x Wales Bonner AW21 Collection when it launches at Aphrodite 16/11/21.