adidas and Wales Bonner team up for another hotly anticipated collaboration.
Inspired by Grace Wales Bonners European and Afro-Atlantic influences, the upcoming collection utilises classic adidas styles as a blank canvas, with the Samba and SL72 models acting as the designer’s muse. Having previously been used in the labels’ AW20 and SS22 collections, the silhouettes are set to receive a fresh makeover, offering a stand-out style with a clear nod to Wales Bonner’s rich heritage. An apparel range is also set to drop alongside the trainers, with adidas and Wales Bonner combining to release classic windbreakers and t-shirts with a high-fashion twist.
Adidas x Wales Bonner Samba
Being the silhouette of the season, its clear to see why Wales Bonner has taken her unique approach to the adidas Samba. The model’s sheer versatility acts a sponge for the eponymous labels distinctive aesthetic, with WB and three stripe branding available on both colourways. An ecru colourway utilises muted and earthy tones within its construction, while a silver model delivers a stand-out style that can quite easily become a wardrobe staple, if you’re bold enough…
Both colourways feature a large tongue that draws its design from the Samba’s footballing heritage, and while serrated leather striping is present on the Ecru style, the Silver Samba sees Wales Bonner return to a crochet style stripe as seen in previous adidas x Wales Bonner collaborations.
Adidas x Wales Bonner SL 72
Having been been used in the debut adidas x Wales Bonner collaboration, the designers are returning to the iconic SL72 silhouette for SS23. The duo have replaced the nylon upper typically seen on the silhouette in favour of a knitted mesh, which pairs with the SL72’s narrow sole. A bold colourway reminiscent of Jamaica’s national colours offers up a green and gold look, while a brown and red pair deliver a juxtaposing look.
Each model dons dual branding and incisively conveys the notion of contemporary luxury, Wales Bonner’s influence is clear, and as far as we’re concerned the use of the SL72 was always going to be a recipe for success.
adidas x Wales Bonner Apparel
Alongside the sought-after drop of footwear, adidas and Wales Bonner have teamed up to offer a curated range of clothing. Taking on classic designs, such as the adidas Windbreaker, Grace Wales Bonner has applied her distinctive style to the collection of apparel. From a nylon anorak with zip off sleeves, and a knitted track top, to retro inspired t-shirts, the duo have certainly hit the nail on the head with this release.
Get your dose of Jamaican hues and minty fresh tones, and make effortless pairings with your adidas x Wales Bonner footwear for an elevated look.
adidas x Wales Bonner Release Info
The adidas x Wales Bonner collection will be available on the 9th of June 2023, from 9am. Set your alarms as previous collections have sold out within minutes, and we fully expect the SS23 range to follow suit. Be sure to secure your adidas x Wales Bonner style either online, or in-store at Aphrodite 1994.