Masafumi Watanabe’s revered label Bedwin and the Heartbreakers returns to collaborate with adidas Originals for FW16 on a capsule collection of innovative footwear and apparel.
Following on from a successful array of collaborations with the Japanese casualwear brand that explored a variety of adidas archive classics, this time the collaborative project turns its attentions to adidas’ contemporary output, applying Bedwin’s distinctive sartorial touch to a capsule of modern 3-stripes silhouettes. In apparel, an ultra-modern ID96 hooded down jacket offers a lightly stylized take on a seasonal essential, elevating a classic example of 3-stripes outerwear through trefoil chest branding and monochrome vertical stripe details. Accompanying this, two pared-back iterations of adidas Originals’ ultra-successful NMD silhouette apply the same understated aesthetic to a truly progressive footwear model in silver and black, utilizing the same stripe motif across a sockfit upper with a tonal heel-unit, black 3-stripes marks and white contrast details including a jointbranded tongue tag. Departing somewhat from the heritage-inspired offerings of previous Bedwin and adidas Originals collections, this latest collaboration cements the relationship between the two brands, championing Bedwin’s keen eye for universal style elements whilst demonstrating the versatility and innovation of adidas Originals’ latest product.
The launch of adidas Originals by Bedwin and the Heartbreakers will be on at Sneakersnstuff from November 26th