Adidas celebrates heritage with Rich Mnisi collab [photos]
Rich Mnisi is known for wearing mini-skirts and his proud representation of Tsonga heritage in his designs.
Now the fashion guru has joined forces with sportswear brand Adidas to launch a vibrant collection of apparel and footwear.
The new range features a lineup of bold designs synonymous with Rich Mnisi’s signature ethnic prints. The collection will support a range of sports including running, cycling, swimming and training.
Alongside the performance pieces are statement streetwear looks featuring exaggerated silhouettes designed to fuse style, colour and function.
RICH MNISI X ADIDAS: PUSHING BOUNDARIES OF SELF-EXPRESSION
Rich Mnisi’s image intersects the belief that through sport, they have the power to change lives. The result is a line that pushes the boundaries of sport style, all with self-expression at the heart.
Pieces in the collection fuse bright, bold animal prints, vibrant clashing colours, and striking abstract patterns that come together to tell the exciting story of Rich Mnisi’s roots. Each piece has been designed to be worn as a standout piece or layered for a more individual and expressive look.
And the creations are sustainable too, and have been made in part with recycled materials to help end plastic waste.
Rich Mnisi said of the collab: “I am immensely proud to present this collection in collaboration with Adidas, an iconic brand that I grew up seeing on people of colour that were rewriting the arts. It has been a pleasure to bring my designs to classic pieces. We have created a bright, unique collection that reflects my love for the idea of community and heritage, individuality and self-expression. Our aim was to create pieces that supports life on and off the sports field.”
“The spirit of this collection celebrates our homeland, so environment was an important aspect when looking at methods and materials used in the creation process”
The Adidas x Rich Mnisi collection will be available from 25 February 2022 online and from selected stores.