Wales Bonner and Adidas Originals have another collaborative collection on the way, which traverses the early 1980s era of reggae when dancehall music became a staple in Jamaica.
The spring ’21 collection, which is named “Essence,” was first previewed during Men’s Paris Fashion Week in September 2020 and is a follow-up to their “Lovers Rock” fall ’20 lineup. With unique colors, the collab features updated colorways of the Adidas Originals Samba and Nizza Lo silhouettes.
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The Adidas Nizza Lo comes in two colorways. The first comes with a purple upper that features the classic Three Stripes in white and yellow, with the Wales Bonner name printed adjacently. The outsole is semi-translucent and has the Adidas Originals log on the tongue. The second colorway of the Nizza Lo is cream, red and white.
The Samba offers a full leather upper with a suede toe cap. It also has a heel tab as well as satin lining, leather stripes and supplementary crochet laces. It comes in a black and green colorway with a brown outsole.
The collection will also offer 1970s era pieces including shorts, T-shirts and tracksuits. The Wale Bonner x Adidas Originals collab is available globally on March 26 and prices range from $100 to $320. It will be released at Adidas.com, the Confirmed app and at select retailers.
This will not be the last time the two entities collaborate. Bonner and Adidas Originals unveiled a fall ’21 collaboration in January of this year.