Bristol Studio & adidas Drop New Collaborative CollectionRelease: 28 June 2019
Following up on last year's drop, the new Venice-inspired release is highlighted by a full range of apparel and includes two different pieces of footwear: the Crazy BYW LVL II and the adilette Slide. In both cases, the kicks rock patchwork details and premium leather construction coupled with mesh and suede. The apparel, on the other hand, includes a track jacket, snap pants, hoodie, T-shirt, and 3⁄4 length shorts.
'As kids, my two best friends - MAASAI and London - and I would ride our bikes through Venice to hoop with the adults on Venice Beach,' explains creative director Luke Tadashi. 'We’d do this practically every day in the summer - it was our ritual. This collection recaptures that time in our youth.'
“As kids, my two best friends - MAASAI and London - and I would ride our bikes through Venice to hoop with the adults on Venice Beach. We’d do this practically every day in the summer - it was our ritual. This collection recaptures that time in our youth.”
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Summertime — early 2000’s. A time in my life that I remember vividly and look back on with a deep nostalgia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My two best friends — MAASAI and London — and I spent almost every single day hopping on our bikes and riding from our houses through the streets of Venice, eventually making our way to the famed courts of Venice Beach. We would sit and watch, sometimes for hours, just hoping the adults would let us play. It was always worth the wait — even if we got only 1 run in, it didn’t matter — we just loved being around the game. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This collection was inspired by those bike rides, the long waiting period on the courts, and eventually the pure joy of playing the game we love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — Luke Tadashi