In the next step of the adidas by Stella McCartney partnership, the two brands have created a collection of 10 pieces for the Arsenal women’s soccer team. The range features items that can be used both on and off the pitch, demonstrating performance ability as well as style.
The collection is executed in a bold and iconic oversized leopard graphic, in Mystery Blue and Scarlet Red colors which reference the club’s historic home and away shirts. The pieces are adorned with adidas and Stella McCartney logos, as well as the Arsenal emblem.
The updated colorway for the adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost 22 is a real standout. The bold leopard pattern in red around the heel and midsole make these a distinctive variation on the classic silhouette.
The rest of the collection includes a full zip hoody, tights, pre-match jersey, socks, and a matching tracksuit top and bottom, all rendered in that colorful leopard graphic.
adidas notes in a press release the use of “sustainable innovations” in the production of the collection, and upon checking adidas.com, it seems most pieces are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester, some fully cotton or repurposed polyester, some a combination of the two. The Ultraboost, in particular, is vegan friendly and uses 25% recycled content.
This is the first time adidas by Stella McCartney has collaborated with a women’s football team. Arsenal striker, Vivianne Miedema, said, “it’s great to have a collection created for our team, and even more so that Stella McCartney has designed it. The designs are amazing, and I can’t wait to wear the pre-match jersey on the pitch as we get into such an important time in the season.”
Stella McCartney said, “we’re once again staying true to adidas by Stella McCartney’s DNA of pushing boundaries in consciously crafted performance wear. I love that we have fused statement leopard print – an iconic adidas by Stella McCartney graphic – with distinctive colors to truly bring the two worlds of fashion and football together in an authentic way.”
The range debuted when Arsenal Women played Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, and the men’s team will wear the gender-neutral jersey top in a fixture against Crystal Palace on April 4.