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.[caption id="attachment_1202587264" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Adidas Originals by Neighborhood[/caption]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.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion