adidas Originals by C.P. Company AW18 collection - now on END. Launches

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A pairing birthed on the football terraces themselves, for years fans have instinctively worn adidas and C.P. Company in perfect stylistic harmony. Brought together by a desire to make this organic partnership official, adidas Originals and C.P. Company have joined forces for their first ever collaboration.

Coming together to rework a range of iconic pieces, each brand lending their unmistakable vision to each other's instantly recognisable silhouettes create a capsule collection imbued with the shared values and inseparable stories of the brands.

The highlight of the collection is the irrepressible Explorer Jacket, a true masterstroke from C.P. founder, Massimo Osti, who modelled the 1988 creation on the protective hood worn by the Japanese Civil Defence. The head-turning jacket is can be completely zipped up and features the distinctive goggles, dual-brand watchviewer and trefoil stitched to the back of the articulated hood.

The jacket is followed up with a highly limited, made in Italy rendition of the Kamanda, that embues elements of the Explorer jacket and adds flashes of quality with touches like the suede mudgaurd to elevate the sneaker further.

An olive edition of the Kamanda also looks to elevate the OG design, with elements of the adidas Samba introduced to the uppers, such as the zig-zag stitched three stripes to the side panels.

The rest of the 10-piece collection sees definitive adidas styles infused with C.P. Company DNA to create a slew of hybrid pieces that extend way beyond the presumed confines of the terrace faithful. For example, both the Track Top and Hoody unashamedly make use of the much-loved googles, yet its the subtle decals of each garment which really defines the collection; the Track Top with its tonal stripes along the arm and detachable hood, the Hoody with its side zip fastening and three stripe trim. This three stripe trim extends across to the no-nonsense tee, which sympathetically-yet-proudly boasts dual-branding to the chest - a character trait of the entire range.

More footwear comes in shape of two distinct colourways of the timeless Samba in grey and blue, the Marathon adds a true rugged sense of functionality with its breathable bootie construction, while the bold rendition of the Tobacco in a searing red demonstrates its status as a cult favourite. All footwear is finished off with C.P. Company branded heel pull and alternate branding to each tongue.

adidas Originals by C.P. Company AW18 is now available at END. Launches.

writerDavid Dover
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