Alexander Wang Debuts Adidas Collaboration at NYFW

Nora Crotty
·News Editor
Models wearing Adidas x Alexander Wang. Photo: Getty
Models wearing Adidas x Alexander Wang. Photo: Getty

The celebrity gossip-hungry world was waiting with bated breath to see which members of Alexander Wang’s buzzy #WangSquad would show up to his spring 2017 show (the answer: nearly all of them) — but the night’s real surprise was on the runway, not the sidelines.

As squaders Kylie Jenner, her rapper, car-purchasing boyfriend Tyga, Nicki Minaj, Zoe Kravitz, Madonna, and singer-actress Tinashe looked on from the front row, Wang presented his loungewear-inspired new season looks, followed immediately by a finale featuring his long-rumored collaboration with German sportswear brand Adidas. The all-black collection included tees, crop tops, pants, jackets, a patent trench, and more for both men and women — all with Adidas’s recognizable trefoil logo turned upside-down. This is Wang’s first high-profile collab since his sporty, muted grayscale collection for H&M launched in November 2014 — and it’ll no doubt be a sellout.


A photo posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Sep 11, 2016 at 7:57am PDT

The debut of Wang x Adidas didn’t come as much of a shock to those who were actually in attendance of the 50 minute-delayed show: The Fashion Law reported several hours prior that the venue was decorated with signage declaring “adidas Originals x AW.” Still, it was unclear how, exactly, the pieces would appear. (I, for one, was confused by the fringed moccasins worn by the models during the main presentation. Were those Adidas?! Erm… no.)

A model walks in Alexander Wang’s spring 2017 show. Photo: Getty

But no matter how hot Wang’s new sportswear endeavor proves itself to be, it seems unlikely that we’ll be seeing Kylie Jenner wearing it — publicly, anyway. Despite the fact that she’s starring in the designer’s fall campaign — and that her sister, Kendall, walked in Saturday’s show — she’s currently under contract with Adidas competitor, Puma.

Kendall Jenner walks in Alexander Wang's spring 2017 show. Photo: Getty
Kendall Jenner walks in Alexander Wang’s spring 2017 show. Photo: Getty

Stay tuned for Yahoo Style’s complete review of Alexander Wang Spring 2017, coming soon.

Alexander Wang giving major #squadgoals.

A photo posted by Kyle Yurchik (@kyurchik) on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:28pm PDT

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