Bristol Studio x adidas Originals SS–19

by Suede Store on June 27, 2019

The latest adidas Originals by Bristol Studios collection takes inspiration from creative director, Luke Tadashi’s summers in Venice Beachm“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.” Luke Tadashi, Creative Director

Luke speaks of the collection inspiration ‘The capsule consists of a track jacket, snap pants, hoodie, t-shirt, and 3⁄4 length shorts. On the footwear side there is a new BYW LVL II sneaker and slides.  The color story takes inspiration from the colors we would see on our bike rides through Venice - colorful, but muted tones.  We shot everything on-location, retracing the bike route we took as kids to the courts on the beach. The collection is modeled by the 3 of us - Luke Tadashi, MAASAI Ephriam, and London Perrantes - and 3 kids (intended to be younger versions of ourselves). The young kids who modeled the collection are all family, related to either Luke, MAASAI or London.’

Track Jacket​ – We went into adidas’ archives and pulled the 3-stripe blocking from some classic pieces of theirs. Simultaneously, we looked forward by creating the first ever 3-stripe trim of its kind along the sleeves. These 3-stripes were created from threading a zig-zag stitch over PVC trim.