Most stories in real life are not in linear form. The same could be said about product development, where only a few designs will end up as a final product. The upcoming B-Sides Collection from adidas Originals allows the design to the narrator of its story once again and to revisit some of the most talked about editions from the Trefoil label. The new campaign will also include the Super Ape Star, a follow-up to the A Bathing Ape x adidas Originals collaboration 8 years ago. While original project is credited with propagating A Bathing Ape (BAPE) onto a wider demographic in the West, its new rendition is hoping to do the same with Super Ape Star B-Sides Edition.
In off white suede with navy leather details and the ubiquitous 3-Stripes, along the heel panel is an embossment of that BAPE’s head insignia. Printed on the sockliner is the blue variant of BAPE first camo pattern, a gold tongue tab marks the collaboration between the 2 companies, and finally, the imprint of the statement, “Trefle en Chevrons et Bape” along the stripes. Said to be launch on August 13th, 2011 as part of adidas Originals Fall and Winter 2011 Collection, the Super Ape Star B-Sides Edition will be priced around ¥16,800 or $208 US by conversion rate. images via: HS