Alexander Wang Turns to Gorpcore for Season 4 of His Adidas Originals Collaboration

Anna Ewers models the new collection, which launches Nov. 14.
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Anna Ewers for Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Season 4 campaign. Photo: Brianna Capozzi

Anna Ewers for Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Season 4 campaign. Photo: Brianna Capozzi

Alexander Wang and Adidas Originals are back at it again with the fourth season of their two-year-strong collaboration. For his latest collection, the New York designer takes the theme of last season's "imperfect" pieces further with inspiration from repurposed garments and photocopying.

The unisex apparel features design details that are slightly disjointed: Logos are cut-off or imperfect while materials and patterns on track tops, jackets and pants look like they were copied and pasted together from two different garments. For footwear, Wang brought back his AW Skate Super from his first collab combined with an upper from the Adidas Superstar shoe — shell toe included — and thick, '80s-style laces. The '70s-inspired Turnout Trainer is also back again in a brand new colorway; the AW Bball sneaker is now produced in an all-white style; and the AW Puff Trainer includes an upper that closely resembles a puffer jacket. 

Plus, if you were looking to cop the sneakers from Wang's Collection 1 debut, then keep this collab's drop in mind: the AW Futureshell, a '90s-meets-'00s basketball high-top, will be available in black and white.

Photographed by Brianna Capozzi and styled by Haley Wollens, Anna Ewers models the latest offerings in a camping-inspired shoot conceptualized by Ferdinando Verderi. It's a tongue-in-cheek fashion play on the gorpcore trend, showcasing Ewers in a white studio space surrounded by outdoor-friendly gear made from materials of previous collections, like a sleeping bag mash-up of jackets and a tent patched together with the sports brand's signature stripes.

The new collection's first drop will launch on Wednesday, Nov. 14. In the U.S., apparel will be available at select retailers, Alexander Wang flagship stores and its website, while footwear will also be available at select retailers and Alexander Wang flagship stores, as well as certain Adidas locations and both brands' e-commerce sites.

See the rest of Capozzi's campaign for Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Season 4 in the gallery below.

Plus, see every Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang product — 18 pieces of apparel and five styles of footwear — from Season 4's first drop in the gallery below.

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