Just last week, Craig Green took his Fall/Winter 2020 menswear collection to the runways of Paris Fashion Week to showcase his eponymous label’s upcoming cold weather range. Although rather difficult to accurately pinpoint, Green’s creative brilliance pivots around overindulgence and asymmetry, repeatedly crafting garments with excessive strap detailing, to say the least. A collaborative venture alongside adidas was revealed within the collection, which we will now take a closer look at.
The project revolves around two silhouettes, both of which were hatched in the image of another. The Kontuur Kha I is based on the Kamanda, while the Kontuur Kha II stems from the Ozweego. Each shoe depicts an open narrative between the sole and upper, in a way characterizing the relationship between both ends. The uppers along the Kontour Kha I take on a repeating perforation pattern, as if punctured from the sole below, while its Kha II counterpart flaunts deep stitch lines as a way to cite the gaping portions of its underside. Black and navy will be colorway options for the Kontour Kha I, with grey and black variants available for the Kha II.
“Footwear is like a sculpture. There’s so much you can do with sneakers that you can’t do with clothing. It’s exciting to think of all we can create in this collaborative project with adidas Originals.”
The upcoming Craig Green x adidas Originals capsule will be made available on January 31 via adidas’s web store. Speaking of noteworthy collabs, be sure to check out the new capsule collection put forth by BAPE and Alpha Industries.