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Rich Mnisi launches collaboration with adidas

The adidas x RicH Mnisi collection will be out in February this year. Picture: Supplied.

The adidas x RicH Mnisi collection will be out in February this year. Picture: Supplied.

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Multi-award-winning fashion designer Rich Mnisi and world-famous fashion brand adidas are launching their collaborative debut range.

Inspired by the designer’s Tsonga community origins and the spirit of Pride, the collection is about celebrating heritage and identity.

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It consists of bright animal prints and striking abstract patterns that come together to tell the story of Mnisi’s roots.

The adidas x Rich Mnisi full drip. Picture: Supplied.

“I am immensely proud to present this collection in collaboration with adidas, an iconic brand that I grew up seeing on People of Colour that were rewriting the arts. It has been a pleasure to bring my designs to classic pieces.

“We have created a bright, unique collection that reflects my love for the idea of community and heritage, individuality, and self-expression.

“Our aim was to create pieces that support life on and off the sports field,” Mnisi said.

The adidas x Rich Mnisi swimsuit. Picture: Supplied.

Some of the most iconic pieces in the collection include adidas x Rich Mnisi Tights, where Mnisi portrays an idyllic world where people and wildlife merge almost seamlessly using animal print.

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Boitumelo Rametsi for adidas x Rich Mnisi. Picture: Supplied.

There is also the adidas x Rich Mnisi Swimsuit inspired by Mnisi's homeland, a place where wildlife and city life meet.

The adidas x Rich Mnisi Headscarf is where the designer brings his vision to life in vivid colour. Meanwhile, on the adidas x Rich Mnisi UB22, he combines the classic BOOST midsole with striking prints for a silhouette that makes a statement with every step.

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The collection will officially be released on February 25 at adidas.co.za and adidas Originals and Performance stores.

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