[ THE DROP DATE ]
The relationship between A Bathing Ape (AKA Bape) and adidas goes back a long way – back as far as 2003, when the ‘Respect is Mutual’ Superstar and Superskate range dropped. Almost a decade ago, this set the standards for all future collaborative projects, displaying incredible attention to detail on the product itself, within the packaging and on all marketing communications. It certainly trailblazed the river of collaborations that have followed since then.
And Undefeated deservedly share that same throne. A long working relationship with adidas has resulted in some of the most interesting – and diverse – models to come from the house of the three stripes. This season’s collaborative effort combines the efforts of the three brands with interesting results.
The two Campus models play things a little more safely, using more subtle treatments throughout: solid colours, tonal details (aside from the gold foil on the heels) and the camo is kept largely to the liner and tongue. All in all, there’s something for everyone here and we’re predicting big queues as the release date draws nearer.
Expect a comprehensive breakdown nearer the drop date of October 26th.