Three decades, Three Stripes: the ADIDAS ORIGINALS NOVA COLLECTION reworks iconic sportswear styles for the modern age.
The ’70s, ’80s and ’90s were the golden age of sportswear, before tracksuits and sweatpants became associated with daytime park drinking rather than running laps. Fast forward to the present day and sportswear has been catapulted right back into the public eye and even onto the catwalk. If you think back to iconic tracksuit moments, it’s highly likely that those famous Three Stripes down the arms and legs are what you’ve got in mind, so the timing is just right for adidas Originals to launch their Nova collection of updated classics. The range comprises jackets, track tops, pants and jersey pieces, each of which takes inspiration from the adidas archives. The standout combo here is the Nova Windbreaker and Wind Pants, which embody the humble tracksuit’s modern-day rebirth; both pieces take their design cues from vintage training gear, but the familiar styles are updated with ultra-clean lines and a woven nylon dobby fabric that gives the garms a sophisticated modern edge.
Adding to the outerwear offering, a stark white Coaches’ Jacket features the high collar and side snap vents that you might recognise from the football sidelines, but comes in a papery-yet-durable polyester material that harks back to classic adidas Originals footwear while also bringing a Japanese-tech-outerwear-style vibe. The Track Jackets and matching Track Pants take inspiration from shell suits, but shed all the loutish associations with their updated fit and clean, modern interpretation of classic ’80s colour blocking. A selection of hoodies, sweatshirts and joggers are constructed in the same doubleknit fabric as the famous Beckenbauer track jacket from the ’70s and enhanced by ripstop overlays, and the vintage football inspiration is shared by tees and long-sleeve tops with cotton waffle construction and shapes borrowed from vintage football jerseys.
The ADIDAS ORIGINALS NOVA COLLECTION is AVAILABLE NOW. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and click on the banners to shop the full range directly with ADIDAS.