White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer Stan Smith

White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals Stan Smith

A Closer Look at the UNITED ARROWS & SONS x adidas Originals Master

UNITED ARROWS & SONS (Japan) x adidas Originals Master

Originally released back in the 1970s, the adidas Originals Master — essentially a gramps-approved take on Stan Smith‘s signature tennis kicks — makes a return for 2015 thanks to a brand new collaboration between the German sportswear giant and Japan’s UNITED ARROWS & SONS. Coupling a premium white leather upper with matching Velcro straps, the clean design features a co-branded footbed and contrasting beige accents throughout.

Currently available for pre-order via UNITED ARROWS & SONS’ own web shop, the collaborative Master is due out this Saturday, January 10 for ¥20,000 JPY (approximately $167 USD).

Alexander Wang’s Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer collection goes heavy on sneaker inspiration

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Last weekend, Alexander Wang presented his upcoming 2015 spring/summer womenswear collection. Your eyes were not deceiving you if you caught on to the physical similarities between the collection’s pieces, and iconic sneakers created by the likes of Nike, adidas and New Balance. Alexander Wang has turned to none other than footwear’s heavyweights for inspiration in producing his latest collection. Pieces such as the sleeved elephant print top, green collared stark white button-down shirt and interweaving, multicolored heels pays homage to the Air Jordan 3 Cement, adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air Woven respectively.

In some aspect, whether subtle or obvious, Wang’s latest effort remains heavily rooted in footwear. Let us know what you think of Wang’s high fashion interpretation of sneaker design and subsequent apparel in the comments below.

 

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

 Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

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adidas Originals by BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS (Japan) 2014 Spring/Summer Stan Smith

 

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BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS continues its partnership with adidas Originals by releasing an artsy iteration of the timeless Stan Smith sneaker. The Japanese label has taken cues from its 2014 Spring/Summer Collection by applying a multicoloured paint splatter effect to the clean white canvas of the classic upper. Standout details include the red heel tab with three stripe branding and special text branding at the heel counter and tongue.This decorative upper is juxtaposed with a clean white rubber outsole.
The adidas Originals by BEDWIN 2014 Spring/Summer Stan Smith is available now at select stockists including Invincible for $4,290 TWD (approximately $140 USD).
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Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Consortium Stan Smith

 

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Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto and adidas Consortium are back with a new collaboration that sees the two offer a new riff on a classic silhouette. Whereas the last collaboration featured the Superstar silhouette, this time around the two have turned their attention to the recently re-released Stan Smith silhouette.
Here, the classic tennis shoe features a predominantly suede upper in black and grey with white leather filling out the rest of the shoe. Like the Superstar before it, the shoe also features woven stripes that end as loose threads hanging off the shoe. The Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Consortium Stan Smith will be available soon at select retailers including Invincible.
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Image of Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Consortium Stan Smith