Adidas activewear is getting a shot of punk flash, courtesy of Jeremy Scott. The American designer, who will show his namesake collection in Paris on Sept. 30, has signed a multiseason deal with the activewear giant to design apparel and footwear for men and women, which will be launched in select boutiques and fashion doors on Feb. 1, 2009, and a month later in Adidas Originals stores. The collaboration is part of the Originals by Originals project, which will also include collections by streetwear designers Alyasha Owerka-Moore and Kazuki.
“It was proposed to me as complete freedom, to really do what I wanted,” says Scott, who previously worked with the company in 2002 on !- Signed (pronounced “I signed”), a sneaker collaboration that produced Scott’s cult classic money-print shoe, of which only 100 were made (according to Scott, one pair showed up on eBay with a price tag of $7,000). “I’ve been supported by [Adidas] fully with it, from the sequined tracksuit to flapper-fringe basketball jackets.” Scott, who is known for his irreverent take on women’s wear, has infused the line with a nightlife vibe; in addition to the flapper-fringe jackets, there is a sleek cropped bustier, sturdy enough to double as a sports bra, as well as a leopard-print hoodie, sequined shorts and loose-fitting sequined track pants.
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