Canadian label wings+horns has recently enjoyed a series of collaborative releases with adidas Originals. The two last united over the spring/summer 2017 season, offering stylized takes on the NMD R2 and Campus.
For the current autumn/winter season, the collaboration series continues. The range includes a number of pieces, from footwear to apparel in muted tones. The overall theme for the collection is old world tailoring.
…taking inspiration from old world tailoring and classic clothing production to create a referential collection informed by contemporary fashion design. Each piece is then unified through the collaboration’s joint-branded ‘Mon’ logo – an embroidered patch displaying the adidas trefoil encased within a stylized circular frame.
The footwear lineup for the collection include uniquely tooled NMD sneakers as well stylized updates to the Campus and Pro Model.
The Superstar Pro Model — the high-top iteration of the iconic shell-toe sneaker — steps out in a full black waterproof leather construction with waxed laces, gusset tongue and hand-stitched details on the heel with ‘Mon’ branding.
2017’s headline silhouette the Campus is then rendered in a one-piece premium leather make-up with 3D molded 3-stripes and subtle ‘Mon’ branding, elevating an archive classic with understated modern design.
The second generation of the iconic NMD silhouette, the NMD_R2 then receives 2 new treatments; the original design assumes a charcoal Primeknit wool blend construction with welded overlays and a black leather heel-patch, while the new NMD_C2 Chukka model combines texture and tone through a felt textile upper in heather brown with tonal details including a deconstructed leather heel-patch.
The apparel lineup includes a nice mix athletic pieces and seasonal apparel.
In apparel, the collection includes 5 exclusive, premium ‘Made In Canada’ garments in natural tones. Outside of the ‘Made In Canada’ pieces we see an offering of iconic 3-stripes designs transformed with unique materializations and innovative approaches. adidas’ coveted Firebird Track Top is reimagined in wool with cableknit motifs, faded felting effects and tonal branding details, complemented by a classic knitted crewneck. Jersey pieces and long sleeves complete the offer through functional panel constructions, hand-stitch details, tonal textures and fading 3-stripes suede print motifs.
Outerwear then presents headline concepts from the collection, bringing the collaborative ethos of adidas Originals by wings+horns to its apex. The quilted vest combines lightweight nylon with a felt lining and Mongolian camel wool padding to create a ‘light & dark’ reversible offer. The bomber jacket iteration then expands the vest design with an interior bomber lining in tonal black, while a winter-ready coat design brings the collaboration’s clean, elemental aesthetic to a classic menswear silhouette, finished with ‘Mon’ branding and wings+horns’ razor-sharp sartorial perspective.
The range will hit select adidas Originals dealers around the globe on the 26th of October.