adidas x Wales Bonner SS22
Photography and film: Jalan and Jibril Durimel
Styling: Tom Guinness
Introducing the adidas x Wales Bonner SS22 collection which will be available online and in-store 4th of June. Continuing to explore and respond to the sportswear brand’s vast archive, for its fourth season the creative partnership focuses on styles from the 1970s and 80s. The offering draws on Wales Bonner’s research into the music and photography of Burkina Faso, West Africa, in these decades, and pays homage to creative energy and individuality of style.
The latest adidas Originals by Wales Bonner collaboration reimagines key looks through the lens of music and movement and blends textures, silhouettes, and graphic prints. This season adidas Originals and Wales Bonner introduce athletic jacquard knitwear and a new Seventies-inspired take on the classic WB Track Top and Track Pants. The colour palette is bold and joyful, with a trio of colours appearing across the offering: primary red, sun yellow and pale pink.
The footwear offering similarly reimagines iconic adidas styles through Wales Bonner’s distinctive lens, emphasising soulful and elegant comfort. The collection presents two elevated riffs on the adidas Country silhouette and sees the return of the WB Samba sneaker, a highlight of the inaugural collection – in two bright colour updates.
Shot by photography duo Jalan and Jibril Durimel and styled by Tom Guinness, the collection is brought to life by a vibrant campaign that celebrates togetherness and connection.
The adidas Originals by Wales Bonner Spring/Summer 2022 collection is available globally on June 4th on Confirmed and through select retailers.
Wales Bonner proposes a distinct notion of cultural luxury that infuses European heritage with an Afro Atlantic spirit.
Launched by Grace Wales Bonner following her graduation from Central Saint Martins in 2014, the label is informed by broad cultural research and embraces a multiplicity of perspectives. Established as a menswear brand, Wales Bonner’s soulful tailoring soon expanded to womenswear. Grace Wales Bonner has received numerous awards including Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards (2015), the LVMH Young Designer Prize (2016), Winner of the British Fashion Council/ Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (2019) and CFDA International Men's Designer of the Year (2021).