Adidas x Opening Ceremony A/W’13 Part One is the first installment from the third season of collaboration between Adidas Originals and unique New York based concept boutique Opening Ceremony, with a first look at their newest collection, this time riffing on the world of rock climbing.
Taking a break from the Autumnal palate which would normally be associated with an A/W collection, this drop takes the fundamentally functional detailing found on traditional climbing gear and transforms it into bold and bright detailing on an eye catching selection of apparel.
While the previous collaborations between Adidas and Opening Ceremony have looked to the 90’s for inspiration, the rock climbing range looks to the 1970’s, incorporating surreal prints and unexpected colour combinations harking back to the look of the era.
With a strong foothold in the world of outerwear, this collection contains a wide range of forward thinking outwear, incorporating a whole host of references from the world of climbing into a pieces constructed from a selection of forward thinking and highly technical materials.
Quilted bomber jackets, fleece workwear and balaclava hoodies all feature nods to the incredibly important functional features of climbing apparel, with chunky hardware, mini-compasses and carabiners all incorporated into their design.
As with their previous rounds of collaboration, Opening Ceremony have taken on a selection of classic Adidas footwear designs, reinventing them in the spirit of the collection, with the Adidas Enforcer used as the basis for a trail inspired hiking shoe, constructed with the selections typically left-field detailing.
Take a look at the first look of this intriguing collection, set to launch at End on 01/07/2013 and head to their Adidas x Opening Ceremony section now to see the standard of design that previous collections have produced.