Expect monochrome, plenty of moto-inspired elements and a bit of Japanese history infused into the new Adidas Originals by Neighborhood collection for spring.The sportswear firm and Japanese streetwear brand continued their long-standing relationship with what Adidas has dubbed the most comprehensive collection thus far with Neighborhood, and rang in the offering with a party in downtown Los Angeles Thursday night in the historic Bradbury Building.The range includes T-shirts, sweats, track pants and outerwear with elements of performancewear, in a nod to Adidas Originals, combined with motorcycle-inspired details paying homage to Neighborhood’s roots with quilting and D-ring hardware. The collection also includes four footwear silhouettes, including a new model dubbed the Chop Shop NBHD.Neighborhood founder and head designer Shinsuke Takizawa said the goal was to take the concept of a tribe or crew and apply it to the collection. He also made references to the Japanese special police force, called the Shinsengumi, established in 1864 in Japan. A geometric design the Shinsengumi wore on their uniforms appears on some of the footwear.“There’s a big strong trust between us, so we can just only focus on the product and the design,” Takizawa said through a translator of the partnership with Adidas, which dates back to 2005.The designer went on to say his appreciation for the Adidas heritage is what he most admires of the brand and one of the reasons the partnership has continued for as long as it has.The two have already planned another collaboration for fall Takizawa said takes the aesthetic in a new direction.Up next for Neighborhood is Tokyo Fashion Week, a first for the 25-year-old brand that reflects just how far the streetwear segment has come from the mid-Nineties when Neighborhood first started, the designer noted.He pointed to collaborations between luxury brands and streetwear, such as Louis Vuitton and Supreme, as examples of the biggest changes that have occurred to the category since Neighborhood first launched.“Now in fashion and streetwear it’s getting closer and [there’s] crossover,” Takizawa said.
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The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
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La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
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@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)