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Luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN has partnered up with adidas Originals Consortium for one final project before they close up shop after 15 years in the game. The capsule collection, ‘BEST of adidas Originals’, features iconic Originals apparel and footwear models chosen by MMJ, reworked with their signature jet-black palette and skull and bones logo.
The range stays true to the clean lines of Originals silhouettes, pulling its focus in on the premium materials used throughout. A classic Firebird track top is executed in leather with a large white MMJ crossbones logo on the back, while three-layer DiAPLEX - engineered with a tonal graphic - has been used on archive windbreaker, the Shell jacket. The tracksuit also stays technical using PEC tricot materials and feels distinctly MMJ with asymmetric 3-Stripes detailing, tonal flocked skull and bones logo throughout and a leather skull and bone badge on the chest.
mastermind JAPAN tackles classic adidas footwear – models much-loved by the Japanese market – such as popular running style ZX500, the basketball favourite Rivalry Hi, revolutionary-for-its-time Country and training shoes Gazelle and Promodel CF. The collection is unified with the repetition of materials used such as soft leather, laser cut leather, pigskin suede, flocked reflective logos and bone lace jewels, though these elements are executed slightly different for each shoe model. Every pair is encased in a special black box.
- adidas Consortium release
- Limited Edition
- adidas x mastermind JAPAN collaboration
- Premium suede upper
- Skull patch on heel
- Special bone lace jewel
- adidas x mastermind JAPAN logo on tongue
- Special printed insole
- Special shoe box
- Extra pair of laces (off-white)
Gazelle, an all-round training shoe launched in 1968, was an adidas Originals icon strongly linked to football and culture. With suede upper soles, leather perforation all over and reflector flocked skulls on the heel patch, no expense has been spared on this MMJ version for Consortium.
RELEASE: Wednesday / 03.07.2013 / 12.00 noon