Icy Ling, CEO and Co-Founder of IC & Co

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14 Nov 2022

This season, two iconic German brands have come together to announce their new collaborative partnership. Both recognised as leaders in their respective fields, adidas and RIMOWA are set to celebrate the spirit of mobility with an inaugural capsule col- lection that seeks to offer explorers of the world the perfect tools to navigate and escape the cities of today.

Exclusively made in Germany, the cross-category collection features two contemporary designs: RIMOWA’s first-ever aluminium backpack and the ADIDAS NMD_S1 sneaker. Undeniably utilitarian in its design, the collection takes on a colour palette of khaki and a lustrous shade of titanium. The outdoor-inspired pieces are complete with orange accents.

Inspired by a renewed need to look for fulfilment in new places, the collection was created for urban explorers seeking to meaningfully reconnect with natural land- scapes. The RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_BACKPACK boasts new technical solutions that makes it suitable for outdoor needs and overnight trips. Made from RIMOWA’s signature grooved aluminium, it features a number of thoughtful functionalities, from padded utility shoulder straps fitted with a carabin and thumb loops to rope weight- bearing straps and grab handle. The piece also features foam ridges inspired by ADIDAS Boost foam overlaying the backpack’s grooved surface to ensure comfort, as well as an elasticated webbing running through its middle to secure the backpack onto the suitcase’s telescopic tubes. To allow for flat packing, a detachable gusset opens the backpack to reveal two deep zipped pockets, as well as a 16-inch laptop pocket inscribed with both brands’ logos.

Specially crafted for thoughtful explorers, the ADIDAS NMD_S1 is a modern lifestyle shoe that keeps movement as its mantra. The RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_S1 iteration features the futuristic sneaker’s signature Primeknit uppers in a titanium-inspired colourway, with the flexible ADIDAS Boost midsole in a light, almost translucent base colour. On the sole’s midsole, wearers will find the coordinates of the brands’ respective headquarters in Germany, as well as a ‘Made in Germany’ imprint that signifies the momentous partnership. NMD shoelaces in a shade of orange complete the design.

Arriving on November 17th, the RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_S1 in Titanium (AUD $400) and the RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_ BACKPACK in Titanium (AUD $2,730), will be available in limited quantities via RIMOWA stores in Australia.

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