PHOTOGRAPHER, Atsushi ‘Jima’ Nishijima
HAIR ARTIST, Erol Karadag
MAKEUP, Naoko Kitano
PRODUCER, Hattie Gable at Willson Project
FEATURING, Colin, Libania, Lillian

Song for the Mute x adidas Originals’ third collaborative collection evokes a nostalgic ambiance while maintaining a distinctly contemporary essence.

‘SFTM-003’ sees the iconic Country OG silhouette revisited and reimagined in three 90’s inspired colourways - Pale grey and teal nylon reminiscent of vintage wind-breakers, as well as classic black leather with suede detailing. Metallic D-ring hardware is combined with a custom paracord-inspired toggle lacing system, alluding to a sense of futuristic nostalgia.

Creative Director Lyna Ty re-interprets heritage silhouettes with modernist fabrication and detailing throughout the apparel range that accompanies the footwear – featuring eight garments exploring new textile directions and techniques.

Sherpa fleece zip-up jackets are combined with digital printed contrast sleeves and logo embroidery. Distressed jersey hoodies in brown and teal feature alongside an oversized blazer and press-stud track pants, both in a lightweight coated cotton. A custom jacquard knitwear with intricate contrasting colour-work completes the range.

Photographer Atsushi ‘Jima’ Nishijima worked directly with Art Director and Stylist Stephen Mann – the duo capture youthful behind the scenes moments of actors against city backdrops and transitory spaces like back alleyways and metal scaffolding. This approach to image-making allows Jima to capture in-between moments – highlighting the beauty of the unscripted.

Hair artist Erol Karadag introduces theatrical period-wigs that enrich the overarching narrative. Counterposed within the modern environment, the wigs introduce an element of time-travel and drama that further supports the heritage and modernist themes explored by Ty throughout her collections.