adidas Skateboarding and Nora Vasconcellos are preparing to release the team rider's first-ever unisex collection of apparel and footwear. Designed for FW19, the six-piece capsule draws from Vasconcellos' fluid personal style and her love of skateboarding.
“The beauty is that [skateboarding] is accessible to anyone, if they are willing to try it,” Nora says. “I love designing boards and graphics, but this is the pinnacle of what I’ve designed product-wise. It is a universal collection breaking the barrier of saying ‘this is for a man’ or ‘this is for a woman.’ I can see guys I skate with like Diego Najera and Miles Silvas going for the darker palette and someone like DeAndre Thebpanya going for some of the other colors – it all compliments each other.”
The unisex collection consists of color-blocked, pastel polos in short-sleeve and long-sleeve variations, a lavender chino pant, an insulated yellow fleece, and a hand-painted, watercolor T-shirt referencing Vasconcellos' love of florals. A matching 3MC is also featured in the capsule, with customized details including the rider's name and original artwork on the insole. Her hometown of Pembroke, Massachusetts and her birth year are then stitched into the heel tabs.
With apparel sizes ranging from XXXS to XXL, and footwear starting at a women’s 5.5 and men’s 4, Nora Vasconcellos' unisex adidas Skateboarding collection releases October 17.
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