There's been a lot of developments in fashion and culture as we speed into summer at full speed. Collaborations, once limited and hard to come by, now anchor collections and expectations. We take a look at some of the hottest announcements from the last two weeks, get your wallets ready.
Noah x adidas Spring/Summer 2021 collection
Noah and adidas have renewed their partnership this year and dropped off some archival designs on June 17. The collection includes tennis-inspired tops and bottoms in a floral pattern and utilizes recycled plastic. We're also introduced to the Probound Low and Rod Laver by adidas for Noah. You can still shop some of the pieces on noahny.com.
LEGO x adidas Originals Superstar sneaker and toy release info
adidas Originals and LEGO continue their partnership with their first collaborative toy. Choosing none other than the iconic Superstar silhouette, the toy will allow you to choose whether to build the left or right shoe and even includes real shoelaces. Fans can also purchase a Superstar that incorporates the LEGO plates on the Three Stripes as another form of support for this duo. Both products go on sale on July 1. The sneakers will be available via adidas.com/lego while the LEGO model will be available through lego.com.
Release Date: 7/1/21 (Thursday)
Kith Summer 2021 collection release info
Following the opening of their first European outpost, Kith has revealed and announced their Summer 2021 collection. The campaign stars Entourage actor Adrian Grenier and showcases the lightweight summer fabrics that include silk cotton, tilden yarn, mesh and more. The 123-style collection is one of Kith's largest yet and also includes adidas Classic footwear like the Superstar, Samba OG, Campus 80, Gazelle, Promodel and Country. Shop the entire collection on June 25 via kith.com and at Kith stores.
Release Date: 6/25/21 (Friday)
END. x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas capsule collection release info
In a rare triple collaboration between the brands, END., NEIGHBORHOOD and adidas celebrate soccer heritage and love with a home and away kit. The collection includes jerseys in NEIGHBORHOOD's leopard print as well as matching shorts, scarf and Campus and Samba silhouettes. There's even a soccer ball that matches the rest of the collection. You can enter raffles for each piece individually on END. now.
Release Date: 6/26/21 (Saturday)
Supreme Summer 2021 tees release info
Supreme's Summer 2021 tee selection includes 7 styles that are headlined by the KAWS Box Logo. Other pieces include a homage to reggae musician Augustus Pablo and tees that feature art by Clayton Patterson and Jamie Reid. Honestly, these tees feel pretty lazy this season. If you still want to cop, head over to Supreme's stores or website on June 24 in the US and Europe or June 26 over in Japan.
6/24/21 (Thursday) - NYC, LA, SF, Paris, London, Milan
6/26/21 (Saturday) - Japan
CLOT x Converse "Hello My Name Is" Chuck 70 collection
Last week, on June 18, CLOT released their latest collaborative sneaker, this time with Converse. Taking the Chuck 70 as a literal canvas, the Chuck 70 Hi "White" and Chuck 70 Ox "Paloma" encouraged customization - featuring a name tag in Chinese and CLOT's Silk Royale material. Check out the sneakers below. Are you a fan?
Jordan Brand Fall 2021 preview
Jordan Brand recently released the preview for sneakers dropping this fall. Included in the selection are icons like the Air Jordan 11 Low, a fragment-inspired Air Jordan 3 colorway, the iconic Bordeaux 7 color scheme on the AJ6, a handful of Air Jordan 1 models, female specific releases and a Nike Grind Air Jordan 12. Check out what's dropping below and keep your eye on SNKRS app for all of these drops in the near future.
Nike announces Off-White "Dear Summer" collection will drop via SNKRS app Exclusive Access
Nike officially confirmed that the Off-White "Dear Summer" Dunk collection will release via SNKRS app later this summer. Available only through the app's Exclusive Access, Nike Members will have to show their support and engagement in order to have a shot at purchasing one of the 50 pairs. Here is the official Nike announcement and what you need to know. The invitations will start going out on August 9 so mark down the date.
Release Date: 8/9/21 (Monday)
Supreme x Vans Spring/Summer 2021 "S" collection
Last week, Supreme released their latest Vans collection, featuring their "S" logo. Two pairs of footwear, the Skate Grosso Mid and Skate Era were covered all over with the graphic design atop black, red and blue selections. Check out the collection below, is this a pair you'd rock?
sacai x Dior Fall/Winter 2021 collection
You read that right. Kim Jones' Dior and Chitose Abe's sacai have come together for a heavyweight collaboration. The aesthetics and DNA of both brands blend effortlessly together on the 57 pieces which include everything from trench coats to boots and a water bottle carrying bag. The collection is set to release in November of this year and according to WWD, Jones said the pandemic helped strengthen the friendship between the two and bring this together: "it’s just a really key mix between what Dior and sac is, and it was a way of having a conversation through the pandemic."
Release Date: 11/2021
UNION drops 30th anniversary Air Jordan 4 "Desert Moss" and "Taupe Haze"
Continuing to celebrate their 30th anniversary, UNION released two new colorways of the Air Jordan 4 last week on June 20 via raffle. A UNION exclusive "Taupe Haze" paired with a Lakers-inspired "Desert Moss" to create the Tent & Trail collection. The footwear is inspired by the '80s and '90s and also brings a message of self-care and wellness for physical and mental health. You can still learn more about the collection on UNION's website even though the raffles are closed.
UNDEFEATED drops AF1 vs Dunk collection
Last week, on June 18, UNDEFEATED released their AF1 vs Dunk collection which saw the Air Force 1 adorn old school olive drab and the Dunk feature a "Canteen" colorway with a lemon yellow Swoosh. The "Ballistic" AF1 and "Inside Out" Dunk was created from early employee conversations on the most iconic streetwear sneaker of all-time. Take a look at both pairs below and head to secondary markets to cop.
Futura and The North Face lawsuit update
Unless you've been living under a hard and large rock, you've probably heard about the ongoing lawsuit between New York's very own Leonard McGurr, known to all as Futura, and The North Face. The artist sued TNF for using his iconic Atom figurine in their FUTURELIGHT product and recently he shared that the court reduced his work and lifetime achievements and that TNF feels like they've won and are bullying him. The court granted TNF's motion to dismiss over "fluid" logo. We stand with Futura on this one and believe that TNF should give credit where credit is due, even if they stole the logo unintentionally.