adidas and IVY PARK CEO Beyoncé have announced IVY HEART, a new capsule collection inspired by love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
As with previous adidas x IVY PARK offerings, this latest collection features distinct looks in gender-neutral sizing and features performance gear, footwear, and accessories.
No matter how you define it, love – most notably, love of one’s self – is at the core of IVY PARK’s newest drop. As a result, bold looks are an integral part of IVY HEART, aptly decked out in a spectrum of vibrant reds, playful pinks, and nuanced neutrals. In colours that include Candy Paint (Shock Pink), Lipstick Smudge (Red), Raspberry Beret (Power Red), Red, Red Whine (Cherry Wood) and Cheeks (Off-White), the line is punctuated by tactile materials like velour, ribbed knit, and faux latex. IVY PARK’s latest collaboration with adidas is further complemented by performance fabrics and graphic prints, allowing ample designs to mix and match from work out to night out.
The capsule collection’s design touchpoints are rooted in Beyoncé’s love of athleticism and fashion, merged with adidas’ performance and innovation. The references culminate in a collection of silhouettes that are sporty, stylish, and above all, unique. IVY PARK’s latest collection is highlighted by the Velour Dress and Tracksuit, Faux Latex Puffer, Pique Jumpsuit and Sequin Duster. Accessories include a 5-Panel Hat, a clutch and a Heart-Lip Belt Bag.
Footwear consists of both on-the-court and off-duty models. The range is highlighted by a new iteration of the classic Stan Smith sneaker in Cheeks (Off-White), with a rubber dipped midsole. Additionally, the collection introduces a new silhouette, the IVP Superstar Plim, a mule style shoe inspired by the iconic adidas Superstar in Cheeks (Off-White). The line also features a new colourway of the IVP Savage sneaker in Cheeks (Off-White), an IVP swim slide in Lipstick Smudge (Red) and the Ultra boost in Candy Paint (Shock Pink).
This cinematic campaign focuses on the guiding thematic colour behind the collection. Red is commonly associated with love, romance, and sensuality in the Western world. While in the East, red is attributed to good fortune and joy. Wherever you are, it’s clear that this colour represents positivity. The concept is centred around bringing people from different backgrounds together through this one colour that’s sentimental to so many. This theme is illustrated through enhanced lighting, bold yet minimal production design, elevated styling and most importantly the international cast. Cultural cues from specific iconography and symbols are explored in visual motifs with sensitivity and intention. IVY PARK pays homage to various cultures inspired by this colour, incorporating red through a futuristic yet authentic lens.
The campaign is led by a diverse cast of models, including actress and model Karrueche Tran, model and actor Tyson Beckford, singer/songwriter, actor Troye Sivan, model and actress Shu Pei and actress/comedian Naomi Watanabe.
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