Is that this your first have a look at a Raf Simons-designed Prada x Adidas sneaker?
Again in 2019 Dior and Kim Jones partnered with Nike-owned Jordan Model to create the limited-edition Air Jordan 1 Excessive OG Dior sneaker. Unsurprisingly the monogram-heavy shoe was a sell-out hit, with everybody from Travis Scott to David Beckham getting their palms on a pair.
Naturally the shock collaboration piqued the curiosity of different manufacturers and shortly after Prada and Adidas started to tease their very own partnership. Since December 2019 the collaborative relationship has to date seen the discharge of a dual-branded Adidas Celebrity in high-shine silver, in addition to an Adidas tackle Prada's streamlined Luna Rossa silhouette.
Now, following the discharge of strong gray and silver Luna Rossa 21 kinds in July, we've seemingly been given a primary have a look at what's coming subsequent. And somewhat than tease the upcoming design on their very own social channels, or else their very own web sites, Adidas and Prada have gotten A$AP Rocky to do their bidding.
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Final evening the “Trend Killa” rapper uploaded a picture of himself decked out in a bottle-green velvet Prada swimsuit and a pair of all-white Adidas Discussion board sneakers. The footwear got here with a Prada replace by means of the leather-based zip-up pouches we've seen within the model's current collections. These had been launched as a part of co-creative director Raf Simons' first assortment for Prada and have appeared on gloves and the sleeves of bomber jackets. For what is probably going the upcoming Prada and Adidas silhouette, and seemingly the primary overseen by Simons, boxy zip-up variations have been neatly hooked up to the laces.
Neither model has but confirmed if Rocky's sneakers are because of go on sale, or whether or not they had been a customized design for him, however we wouldn't be shocked in the event that they had been set for a worldwide (albeit restricted) launch. The Discussion board silhouette, which was launched in 1983 and is characterised by its Velcro strap and flatform sole, has been the main target of Adidas' different collaborations this 12 months. Beyoncé dropped an Ivy Park-branded pair, Unhealthy Bunny has launched two pairs and Jeremy Scott introduced the design with an all-over dollar-note print.
What's extra, if that is set to be a Raf Simons-led challenge, the Discussion board is among the Adidas silhouettes he has by no means touched by way of his private partnership with the model, which started in 2013. Whereas working with Adidas he has redesigned the German model's Stan Smiths, Ozweegos and Torsion kinds.
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