White Mountaineering and Adidas aren’t an obvious fit for a collaboration considering the fact that Y-3 already covers much of the space between techwear and sports. Despite this, designer Yosuke Aizawa’s is strong at fusing the history of Adidas with the progressive outdoors aesthetic of White Mountaineering. Gore-Tex fans will welcome the waterproof outerwear and more basic pieces that add new functionality (pockets , zippers et al) to the usual assortment of sweat material sportswear.
The footwear is a remixes classic adidas models with reengineered soles and performance-oriented materials. The spring/summer 2017 collection will be divided into two drops on February 26 and April 9 respectively at select adidas Originals retailers worldwide.