EXCLUSIVE: THE ADIDAS Y-3 JAMES HARDEN CAPSULE
The bond between sportswear, conceptual fashion and basketball scores top points with the Adidas Y-3 capsule collection, spearheaded by the unique vision of Yohji Yamamoto, and dedicated to hoops superstar James Harden.
Sparked by Harden’s eclectic style that combines performance with strong tailoring, the apparel and shoes come in black, indigo and champagne, adorned with a distinctive Botan flower in fuchsia. Evocative of the art of Ikebana and referred to as the “King of Flowers,” the Botan is a symbol of bravery, nobility, honor, respect and good fortune, all qualities that belong to Harden both on and off the court.
The full-range apparel selection includes a mix of reversible blouson jackets, bombers, crew-neck or hooded sweatshirts, shorts, cropped pants and tank tops that blur the line between sport and urban cool.
And now for some feet action. The Y-3 BYW BBall, based on the iconic Nineties silhouette will make its debut in white, transitioning from the court to the streets with the suave confidence of the basketball icon. Incorporating the unique BOOST technology into its midsole, the leather and stretch neoprene uppers and zigzag lacing system trace a standout silhouette.
The drop also includes the Tangutsu and the Bayshyo, a lace-less slip-on style in black and a trailblazing reinvention of the mid-cut design with a thick sole, respectively. Both feature a contrasting Botan floral logo.