Mary Katrantzou Goes Full Athleisure Rave with Adidas
Fresh off her first collaboration with Adidas Originals last year, London’s Mary Katrantzou has just premiered her second collection and it’s fucking brilliant. With an aesthetic that looks like Sporty Spice moved in with a rave kid and started sharing closet space, Katrantzou’s pieces combine the best of the athleisure trend with her signature print work.
Not officially recognized as a real word by linguists, athleisure is the street style trend that is best described as athletic wear that is comfortable and leisurely but trendy. Think of a really hip YMCA that doubles as a runway show and you have a good sense of what athleisure is.
Katrantzou takes the trend to a new level of literal in this collection with motifs of tennis rackets, boxing gloves, bowling pins, weights, and rugby balls that spiral and kaleidoscopic in trancelike patterns to cover all of the garments—including a killer pair of platform sandals. With a more streamlined approach to this collection, the designer has perfected the 80s sporty girl aesthetic.
From her critically acclaimed first ready-to-wear collection in 2009 to her recent work with the famed sportswear brand, Katrantzou seems to be on the cusp of becoming a goddess to street stylists across the internet. Look out for an army of hip young kids who haven’t played sports since high school to be rocking the collection later this year upon its release.
Pricing and availability details have yet to be released.
Photos courtesy of Adidas.