Today, adidas unveils its debut line with South African contemporary fashion designer, Rich Mnisi, and it’s a collaboration that features a lineup of beautiful, bold pieces that celebrate Rich Mnisi’s Tsonga heritage.
Adidas x Rich Mnisi Link Up For Exclusive Collaboration
The collection drops today
Alongside these pinnacle performance pieces are statement streetwear looks featuring exaggerated silhouettes that seamlessly fuse style, color and function. The collection also features iconic adidas footwear lines and innovation including Superstar, UltraBOOST and Forum, which have been reborn with Rich’s signature prints via a series of design accents that feature throughout.
Richard Mnisi continues to push the dial on the celebration of identity, interspersed with adidas’ belief that through sport, they have the power to change lives. The result is a line that pushes the boundaries of sport style, all with self-expression at the heart. The pieces in this collection fuse bright, bold animal prints, vibrant clashing colors, and striking abstract patterns that come together to tell the exciting story of his roots. Each piece has been designed to be worn as a standalone stand out piece or accessorised and layered for a more individual and expressive look.
When asked about the collection, Mnisi has this to say.
“I am immensely proud to present this collection in collaboration with adidas, an iconic brand that i grew up seeing on POC bodies that were rewriting the arts. It has been a pleasure to bring my designs to classic pieces. We have created a bright, unique collection that reflects my love for the idea of community and heritage, individuality, and self-expression.
Our aim was to create pieces that supports life on and off the sports field. The spirit of this collection celebrates our homeland, so environment was an important aspect when looking at methods and materials used in the creation process. I am so pleased we’ve used adidas’ advanced technology and partly recycled materials. I am truly excited for the world to see this collaboration come to life."
The pieces in this collection include:
adidas x Rich Mnisi Track Top
A vibrant top that features a collage of bold animal prints, throughout and puffy sleeves for a stylish, oversized silhouette, the jacket is designed to elevate any look. Matching bottoms accompany the top.
adidas x Rich Mnisi Dress
An A-line tennis dress elevated with fun and playful prints and merged with leading adidas performance fabrics, designed to bring a fresh style to the court.
adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22
A true representation of style intersecting with performance, the adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22 trainer features the classic BOOST midsole, and combines with striking prints to make a statement with every step.
The adidas and Mnisi collection will be available via adidas.com starting February 1st.