Stella McCartney and the Nostalgia of Adidas

by Linda Bezos

Stella McCartney does not seem like the natural fit for Adidas.  But Stella has never been the one to fit into a box. And by that narrative, it is almost inevitable that she will go beyond the usual avenues of fashion collectives. Her cropped raspberry sweatshirt with orange high-rise leggings and a pair of ’90s-throwback Adidas Climalite slides in neon yellow post-workout looks were a testament to her ability to move through genres with the ease of bold colored yoga pants. Athleisure has a lot of fans and the line between urban wear and athleisure is too blurred to make a distinction anymore and with the rise of Nike and Adidas as purveyors of vintage, this collaboration bodes well for both Stella McCartney and Adidas.