Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals are continuing their illustrious partnership with “Hu,” a collection of apparel and footwear that celebrates cultural diversity around the world.
The “Hu” collection is said to represent Pharrell’s vision of connecting people with love, passion, energy and, most evidently in the clothing, color. “Hu is short for human – human being, human race, humankind,” says Pharrell, “But Hu, itself is also a reference to color. As human beings, we all have a color. We all look different, we all speak different languages, but we’re all connected.”
The 19-piece assortment (14 items of apparel and five styles of footwear) features flags, stripes and translations of the phrase “Human Race” in English, French and Japanese. It follows a deep color palette of red, white, blue and gray. Early favorites include the half-zip anorak and the iconic Three Stripe Firebird track jacket, the latter of which comes complete with reflective 3-stripes, embroidered Japanese characters and heat-transferred, reflective slogans.
In terms of footwear, the yellow special-edition NMD first debuted in July 2016 is included, but there also now five “new” (we’ve seen most of them already; see here, here and here) colorways: “Scarlet,” “Black,” “Sharp Blue,” “Green” and “Tangerine.” As usual the shoes feature adidas Primeknit uppers, white boost midsoles, and the new lacing system in which laces are woven through the stabilizer of the shoe’s cage.
The adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams “Hu” collection arrives this fall online and in stores on September 29. Watch the promo video below.
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