It’s been so long… but we won’t start making excuses. Instead, let’s get right back into it with two big announcements this week.
First up, the Riccardo Tisci and Nike collaboration.
Neither party has released details about the products but we do know that the pieces will have the NIKE RT logo and will launch this spring. Read more about the partnership and watch the video at Style.com. We can’t wait to see what the creative director of Givenchy has up his sports sleeve.
The other big news from the sports and fashion world is that Adidas relaunched the Stan Smith today. The 1973 Adidas original, popular among the fashion crowd including one of our style icons Céline’s Phoebe Philo (below), was named for the tennis pro, Stanley Roger “Stan” Smith. I remember boys wearing them when I was in university and I’ve never been a fan – something about the really round toe always bothered me – but since Philo can do no wrong…
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The colour took over the Aussie Open in tennis as Novak and Andy’s yellow accents battled it out in the final. Not to be outdone, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, David Ferrer, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic couldn’t help themselves either.
In golf, Adidas launched the Adizero but sadly, forgot who they were dealing with (too many badly-dressed golfers). The result: more than a few horror looks, but at least Sergio Garcia got it right.
And soon to make its debut, the Golden State shirt jersey from Adidas has received mixed reviews (I like it).
I’m suddenly feeling the need for yellow high-tops.
Goodbye Wimbledon white, hello colour. It’s been a little strange to see the multi-national colours taking over the grass courts of Wimbledon for Olympic tennis this week. Polite hand-clapping has also been replaced by the wave.
The World No. 1 hit the grass looking for one thing: gold. R-Fed’s Swiss Olympic outfit is courtesy of Nike (of course) and he kept it simple with the red and white national colours.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga is a personal fave here at GoS. Coming off his epic 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 victory over Canada’s Milos Raonic, the exuberant Frenchman will be looking to make some noise in the men’s draw. I love the red shoes, but we prefer the all-blue shirt and short combination.
Serena Williams sports the familiar red, white and blue from Nike.
And finally Caroline Wozniacki goes with Danish colours of red and white from Adidas (also Polish colours, MG wants to note). While she’s still looking for that elusive first major, a gold in London would go a long way in quieting her critics. Most likely, she’ll have to get by Serena in the quarters meaning a potential Nike versus Adidas showdown.
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Last week’s big news in the sneaker-sportswear world was the launch of Jeremy Scott’s Adidas shackle shoes. In case you missed it, Adidas unveiled, and then quickly pulled, the JS Roundhouse Mid sneaker after the world reacted with outrage stating that the shoes, complete with orange plastic chains and ankle straps, referenced prison chains and slavery shackles.
Besides being ugly, I agree, these sneakers are in bad, bad taste but it’s Jeremy Scott and if you know the designer’s work, are you really that surprised? The enfant terrible of American fashion (Alexander McQueen also held that title but on a worldwide scale) is all about shock value, which often makes for ugly clothes and accessories. His loyal clients include Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry so you see the connection. Here are a few of his past designs with Adidas. I actually kind of love the flames sneakers.
Slate did an interesting round-up of statements designers should avoid. I would also like to add harnesses and chokers that remind me of what the slaves in Spartacus wore to that list.
In honour of last night’s NFL draft, Robert Griffin III and his kicks/Superman socks. And make sure to check out The New York Times article on NFL draft stylists. Happy weekend.
Because you need another gift guide…But we promise, ours is really good. And we’re not calling it a last-minute guide because there’s still plenty of time to shop. Just breathe.
1. So many to choose from but these are two of our favourite cowl scarf styles from Pip Robins Accessories. A selection is available in Calgary at Murmur.
2. For him, the Puma Ballast Boot and for her, the Adidas by Stella McCartney sneaker.
3. For him, the Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket at Understudy in Calgary and for her, the leather Baseball Jacket from Roots.
4. For him, a vintage-inspired NHL collection T-shirt from Roots(minus the khakis and in the right size unlike what the model is wearing) and for her, an NFL New York Giants Raglan Tee that’s both sexy and sporty, from Urban Outfitters.
5. For him, the Chiazzato hat from New York’s oldest hat shop, J.J. Hat Center and for her, the Miu Miu two-tone rabbit-felt cap from Net-A-Porter.
6. For both, the Leather Head Handmade Football from Kaufmann Mercantile.