Known for its high profile collaborations, especially amongst footwear brands, INVINCIBLE and adidas have joined forces this season.
Collaborating on this years spotlight Superstar silhouette for adidas' Consortium project, INVINCIBLE were offered total freedom in redesigning the Superstar 80v. Taking inspiration from the style and aesthetics of the indigenous people of Taiwan, INVINCIBLE's redesign incorporates a variety of pastel colours, mainly whites, blues and reds, also seen in traditional Taiwanese costumes. The INVINCIBLE Superstar 80v adorns these shades in a row of beads placed all around a fold down collar with a zig-zag patterned edge adds more emphasis to this particular element on the shoe which is a novelty and custom execution for this model.
Slightly less visible, but significant nonetheless is the use of fish-skin on the tongue. It is another reference to the Taiwanese heritage, as this material is found on traditional armor used for ceremonial purposes and ritual fights. Further elements such as the embroidered three stripes but also the custom-designed pattern on the insoles provide for an overall hand-crafted feel.
The Superstar 80v INVINCIBLE is an ambassador for the retailer's creative enthusiasm as well as for Taiwan and its rich cultural heritage.
Priced at £150, the grey version of the Superstar 80v INVINCIBLE will be launched on November 21st in limited quantities at No.42 Paris, No.74 Berlin and selected Consortium retailers. A monochromatic black version will be released exclusively at INVINCIBLE, No.42 Paris, and No.74 Berlin on the same day.