If you’ve missed out on the first drop of the Balenciaga / Adidas collection – officially billed as Balenciaga / adidas – that was released for a limited period right after the French house’s Spring 23 show on May 23, you might want to make your way to a Balenciaga boutique stat.
Starting Nov 3, Balenciaga will be stocking its shelves with merchandise from the line. This covers everything from ready-to-wear to leather goods to jewellery, with the signature silhouettes of each brand made over with the logo and treatment styles synonymous with the other.
Take, for instance, Demna’s iconic Triple S sneakers which feature the activewear giant’s famous three stripes. Or clock the Stan Smith sneakers that were designed to look intentionally worn out. Meanwhile, garments like T-shirts, pullovers and sweatpants could belong to either brand, given Balenciaga’s distinct XXL proportions.
Throw in how everything has the Balenciaga name in adidas’ all-lowercase typeface, and the mind-blowing brilliance of remix master Demna kicks in. For that, we’re giving this fashion effort three big ticks of approval.