Adidas by Alexander Wang – Season 5 – Drop 2
Represented by OBCM.
Adidas Originals by alexanderwang returns for Season 5, launching on May 25 at select retailers worldwide, adidas Originals & alexanderwang flagship locations, and online.
True to himself, Wang deems clubbing a form of exercise—and offers this collection as the perfect workout gear. The range consists of 6 items of apparel, 3 styles of footwear, and 6 accessory styles. The sport-inspired collection features bold logo play on nylon separates and the debut of an entirely new garment: sock leggings
adidas Originals and alexanderwang redefine the rules of sportswear for Season 5 of their collaboration, which drops on May 25 at select retailers and adidas Originals and alexanderwang flagship locations, as well as both brands’ e-commerce sites. Following four seasons of subversive plays on the aesthetic codes of adidas, Wang this season changes gears and, with his signature humor, proposes clubbing as the ultimate form of exercise—and this collection as the perfect gear.
Wang mixes fashion and function with a touch of ’80s-era athleticism to define a genre of clothing he calls “club leisure” —clothes for the gym, the club, and anywhere in-between. Wang’s knack for pre-styling is evident in pieces like an engineered sock-legging hybrid—white doubleknit tights with built-in ’80s style athletic socks emblazoned with the upside-down adidas trefoil.
Wang’s innate sense of contemporary streetwear yields a new take on the logo trend: nylon separates scattered with embroidered adidas trefoils. The AW Crew is a retro crew-neck with a boxy fit, ribbed collar and cuffs, and a drawcord-adjustable waistband. The matching AW Joggers are a classic, mesh-lined retro track pant in a regular fit with drawcord-adjustable cuffs. Redefining micro, the AW Shorts cut a familiar ’80s silhouette. For post-training, Wang suggests a towel to-go in the form of the ultra-comfortable Towel Hoodie, comprised of 100% cotton brushed towel.
In footwear, the AW Futureshell— debuted on the alexanderwang Spring/Summer 2019 runway— merges ’00s-era basketball materials with a ’90s-style multisport tooling. This style is defined by its distinct, one-piece molded patent leather uppers. The AW Adilette Lycra redefines an adidas icon with herringbone foxing and a thick Lycra bandage.
Accessories receive extra emphasis this season and complete the post-training wardrobe. The logo look goes head-to-toe with the trefoil-embroidered cap, duffle, and bumbag, while a brushed cotton gym towel and cotton crew socks add a touch of Wang attitude to every workout.
The corresponding campaign goes inside a dance studio where world-renowned choreographer Tanisha Scott— known for her work with today’s greatest pop icons—leads her troupe through a series of warm-ups and cool-downs. Captured by Johnny Dufort and styled by Haley Wollens, dancers Noemi Janumala, Dakota Moore, Avi McClish, and Olivia Burgess bring to life the bold attitude and easy sensuality of the collection-with a dash of classic Wang wit and cheek.
About adidas Originals
Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas — one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel -— adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.
Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, California and later moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. In 2005, after two years, he pursued the launch of his own label. In Spring 2007, it had evolved into a full Women’s ready-to-wear line and the collection was shown for the first time on the runway in Fall 2007.
In its essence, the alexanderwang brand sensibility is a reflection on contrasts, blending seamlessly between the refined and the imperfect. His collections have an unprecious outlook on fashion, and always reflect a sense of ease. He is renowned for his irreverent approach and for perpetually evolving and re-contextualizing the urban uniform.