End Clothing's words:
Ingeniously combining elements of 90′s street culture with swimming and cycling apparel, Adidas Originals and Manhattan-based fashion house Opening Ceremony have joined forces to release a highly limited capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. Commemorating and influenced directly by the London 2012 Olympic Games, the mainly unisex collection infuses layers of bold colour and patterned prints with functional performance fabrics such as neoprene and dry-swim spandex to create a contemporary sportswear collection.
The first drop from the collaboration showcases Opening Ceremony’s iconic ‘Bandana’ print in all its glory, with the strong paisley-like pattern featuring on tees, jackets and footwear. This is used to most striking effect in their selection of crew neck tees which utilise a patch panel construction to create a typically bold and individual look and feel. A number of tees also add a touch of functionality with the addition of a zip closure chest pocket. The range of apparel is completed by the innovative Reversible Anorak, which is available in Navy and Off-White colourways. The jacket features the strong OC Print on one side, whilst the other is a simple block colour; both of which feature simple front pockets and half-zip fastening.
The capsule collection is rounded off with a range of striking footwear which follows on neatly from the apparel. One of the most notable styles is Opening Ceremony’s unique take on the classic Saddle Derby Shoe. Constructed from opaque rubber, the OC Dress Rubber evokes childhood memories of jelly shoes, with the see-through uppers showing the internal bandana print on the insole. For those, who want to keep you feet under wraps, the Swim Boat shoe features mesh underlays with OC Print overlays and a spring-loaded fastening system to enhance technical performance.
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