adidas Originals and Opening Ceremony introduce the second collection of their ongoing collaboration for spring/summer 2013. Following last season’s ode to swimming and cycling, Opening Ceremony again looks to dual inspiration to reinterpret adidas Originals classics. This collection uses running and tennis as design touchstones to produce pieces inspired by the prints and bright colorways of the 1990s. Each item of sportswear and footwear stands on its own as testament to the imagination of Opening Ceremony and the innovation of adidas.
Footwear this season presents another Opening Ceremony evolution of the heritage adidas collection, using cheetah-print neoprene linings in the running collection for a multilayer effect. These shoes, including the New York Run and the women’s OC New York Wedge, herald the return of the classic adidas “Dellinger web” shock dispersion system, a leading footwear technology when it appeared in the 1980s. The webbing is utilized here as an aesthetic element.
Other notable footwear styles include the introduction of the Rod Laver Vintage as a high-top unisex style, a tennis-focused reworking of the iconic Crazy 8 basketball sneaker, and a take on the classic ’90s EQT basketball sneaker as a running-inspired hiker. The popularity of women’s wedge sneakers from previous seasons has inspired this spring’s Honey Wedge, which pays homage to the Rod Laver tennis sneaker.