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The highly anticipated Adidas and Gucci collection has finally landed. It is a fact, you can finally ‘add to cart’ your favourite pieces from the collection but you better do it soon because so many of us have been waiting to see the beautiful designs and they will be sold out in no time.
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Adidas and Gucci combine creative codes to make something uniquely new. Meet their new collection.
Everything started with rumours and pictures over social media and earlier this year both brands confirmed it was not a mirage but indeed a project in the making but - at long last - the day has come. As far as fashion collaborations go, this doesn’t even come close to a typical one. The lookbook features over 60 images, from the iconic Adidas Gazelle Sneakers stamped with the Gucci logo to the famous Gucci clogs with the three stripes front and centre.
Exploring The World Of Adidas And Gucci
The collection blends nostalgia and contemporary style, drawing inspiration from previous decades. If we take a look at the trends at the moment you’ll notice how much of them are influenced by the past. The collection is spot on - at the right time for the right audience. The lookbook includes both men and women streetwear. We're talking luxe hoodies, matching knit sets, and a hint of Gucci on your tracksuits. For those of you who love Tennis and Golf are in for a treat, you can scroll through the website and you are guaranteed to find something special for your next game. And if you are not a sports fan Adidas and Gucci have you covered. As well as athletic wear, the collection includes sophisticated separates such as flared trousers, pencil skirts, and triple-stripe dresses. When it comes to exploring the lookbook, keep one thing in mind - there is plenty of choice, which means there is something for everyone. If you think you are not a fan of this collaboration maybe you just haven’t found ‘your’ piece yet.
How To Get Your Hands On The Collection
The entire collection is available to shop in select Gucci stores or by simply visiting Gucci’s website. If you are more of a fan of the three stripes rather than the House you can jump on the Adidas Confirmed app and look at the limited pieces that have been uploaded there. It sounds pretty simple but there's one more way to get your hands on the Gucci x Adidas collection but it’s only for those who can get to California fast enough. They are opening two pop-up stores, one in the Los Angeles Melrose shopping centre and the other in South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court. When you visit, you'll discover a storefront covered in a retro print inspired by the trefoil logos of Gucci and Adidas. To elevate the experience the space will be decorated with vintage furniture nodding to the collection’s ‘70s influence. Later on the brand will open pop-ups outside the West Coast at existing Gucci store locations, such as New York City, Chicago, and Toronto.
Fancy some Gucci Gazelle Sneakers? Or maybe an Adidas dress? Everyone is talking about the collaboration. If you want to grab a little something new to add to your wardrobe you need to act fast and jump over to their website. If you just want to see the garments and accessories keep an eye for the pop-up stores and where their next location may be.
One of the biggest names in luxury fashion and sportswear combined forces and presented us with the capsule collection - the Louis Vuitton and Nike "Air ForceE 1" by Virgil Abloh. The world of luxury fashion and sportswear seem to be on opposite sides but they all stand for one thing: quality and style. This looks like a collection that is bound to have an impact on fashion history. It is not just a collaboration of two amazing brands, it celebrates a fashion icon's legacy and his culture, not something we see everyday.
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A one-of-a-kind experience celebrates the Louis Vuitton and Nike AF1 collection.
Between the 21st and 31st of May the exhibition took place in Brooklyn; everyone explored the world of Virgil Aboh. Featuring 47 styles of customised Air Force 1 sneakers with Louis Vuitton classic patterns altered and tweaked by Virgil Abloh. For the fans of Louis Vuitton and Nike this is a dream come true. Now let's see what makes this collection so special.
Inside The Louis Vuitton And Nike Af1 Exhibition
You arrive at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn and you’re immediately immersed in the exhibition. Before your eyes is a reimagined orange Louis Vuitton branded entrance, completed with one of Virgil Abloh's recurring LV statues doing a handstand. The cloud-painted walls surround you, as you navigate the monogrammed treehouse and mirror maze containing Abloh quotes emphasising his philosophy of exploring innocent imagination and questioning fashion hierarchy. You make your way inside and you see the 47 physical and holographic sneakers placed in a continuous moving display. And then you learn that the movement is a powerful reference to their connection with hip hop culture. Now everything makes sense and it’s time to find your favourite pair. This dreamlike exhibition celebrates the reimagined Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and the visionary designer who created them.
Virgil Abloh - The Inspiration Behind The Collection
Virgil Abloh, who passed away in November last year, was a boundary-breaking figure in fashion, known for his vision on streetwear and his innovative approach to luxury. To those who know his work, this collaboration comes with no surprises. Virgil considered the Nike Air Force 1 to be a cultural symbol on its own, for him it’s an emblem of the streetwear community that he grew up in. The first ‘Air Force 1’ model was designed in 1982, but this collection also marks a special moment in the history of the sneakers because it is the first time the shoe is crafted outside of a Nike factory. The two icons came together and gave us the most authentic of high-end trainers.
This is a collection like no other, and not because it combines two aesthetically opposite brands, we have seen that before, but because of its meaning. It honours a big name in the world of fashion, the one and only Virgil Abloh. Even if you can't make it to the exhibition in Brooklyn, you may stumble across other pop-up installations that will take place around New York City and the world throughout the year. Keep an eye for the next, one might end up being in your city and you wouldn’t want to miss it.
While we are on the topic about pop up fashion events, Fashions Finest is organising a sustainable pop up event in London. The date is 18th of June and it’s all about sustainable clothes and accessories. If you happen to be around London and love sustainable fashion, we would love to see you there.
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