Overnight, Balenciaga dropped its highly anticipated capsule collection with Adidas, the second instalment of the instant-sellout line of street goods with none other than international supermodel Bella Hadid leading the pack as the face of the 90’s-inspired collection.
And it’s fair to say that we pretty much want every item up for grabs $$$.
If it hasn’t already sold out, you can expect to find athletic luxe staples like an oversized soccer t-shirt, embroidered gym bag and short-sleeve athletic tops (there are even $250 soccer socks). Elsewhere, there is a healthy collection of oversized staple t-shirts with Balenciaga / Adidas etched front and centre, there’s bright-blue Triple S sneakers and classic Adidas tracksuit sets.
Alongside Hadid, the Parisian label teamed up with ambassadors like Han Sohee, Isabelle Huppert, Jermell Charlo, BCW and Khadim Sock for the official campaign shoot, which seems to be taken in an empty office space, surrounded by a mess of paper, writing utensils and desktop computers. You know, what you’re likely to find in some sort of corporate setting. That’s why the juxtaposition of the Three Stripe tracksuits with a Balenciaga Triple S sneakers is so powerful.
In addition to the above-mentioned items, you’ll find co-branded tees, shorts, caps, signature logo jewellery designs, as well as card wallets. You’ll discover Triple-S trainers in a range of colours, as well as worn-in Stan Smiths, which are a definite highlight (but would you seriously want to pay more than $350 for?).
If you head over to the Adidas or Balenciaga websites now, you’ll be faced with three likely scenarios: your favourite pieces will either be sold out, on pre-order or available for purchase. Run, don’t walk!