If you ask Yosuke Aizawa, it’s all about the stripes.
During a preview of his second-season collaboration with Adidas Originals, the designer admitted he’s been obsessed with making the German brand’s trademark look “fashionable.” So he used the three stripes as patterns and as embellishments on technical overcoats — the ones guys (or girls for that matter) often crave on their way back from the gym in the city.
There was a handsome take on the traditional tracksuit, which Aizawa revved up via clever layering — cue a nylon tunic worn over a pair of compression pants, topped with a retro-tinged sweater. The season’s separates offered plenty of salable options, which the team lit up by an impeccable choreography of rotating neon triangles.
Though the collection could have used a stronger fashion spin, it stayed true to Adidas’ rich, athletic heritage through a novel style of the recently launched NMD sneaker as well as a new take on the brand’s SeeUlater shoe from the Nineties. Its chunky sole spiced up with a Primeknit upper will surely make a speedy segue to city streets and country alike.