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 – acclaimed for his candid photographs of actors on film sets – captures this intermediate, off-kilter energy within the accompanying campaign. Working 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 which 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.
PHOTOGRAPHER, Atsushi ‘Jima’ Nishijima
STYLIST & ART DIRECTOR, Stephen Mann
HAIR ARTIST, Erol Karadag
MAKEUP, Naoko Kitano
MOTION EDITOR, James Cook
PRODUCER, Hattie Gable at Willson Project
Colin, Libania, Lillian