If you ask Yosuke Aizawa, it’s all about the stripes.
During a preview of his second-season collaboration with Adidas Originals, the designer admitted he’s been obsessed with making the German brand’s trademark look “fashionable.” So he used the three stripes as patterns on knitted V-neck sweaters and as embellishments on technical overcoats — the ones guys (or girls for that matter) often crave on their way back from the gym in the city.
There was a handsome take on the traditional tracksuit, which Aizawa revved up via clever layering — cue a nylon tunic worn over a pair of compression pants, topped with a retro-tinged sweater. The season’s separates offered plenty of salable options, which the team lit up by an impeccable choreography of rotating neon triangles.
Though the collection could have used a stronger fashion spin, it stayed true to Adidas’ rich, athletic heritage through a novel style of the recently launched NMD sneaker as well as a new take on the brand’s SeeUlater shoe from the Nineties. Its chunky sole spiced up with a Primeknit upper will surely make a speedy segue to city streets and country alike.
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