Gucci x adidas Collab, Shoes, Price, Release Date: Timeline
We’ve called it the collaboration of the year and, even though it’s only March, that’s no hyperbole (until Balenciaga x adidas challenges Guccididas for its crown). The adidas x Gucci collab is truly unique and ahead of its 2022 release, we’re breaking down everything there is to know.
adidas and Gucci, duh.
Collaborative shoes, sneakers, heels, clothes, bags and accessories.
The adidas x Gucci collaboration was unveiled in late February 2022 as part of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s “Exquisite Gucci” Fall/Winter 2022 unisex runway show.
adidas and Gucci have yet to provide release dates for their collaborative collection, but it is expected to debut in 2022. The Fall/Winter 2022 collections typically hit stores in late summer, although this one could have a one-time deployment given its scale and inevitable demand.
Gucci’s FW22 collection was unveiled in Milan, but the adidas x Gucci collaboration will likely be distributed worldwide via specific drops similar to the Gucci x The North Face collection.
There may also be a surprise drop online like with TNF x Gucci or even multiple drops throughout the year.
Michele, famously inspired by 60s and 70s fashion, was already an avid fan of retro adidas gear, so the connection only makes sense.
Take a look at the sporty headbands, jackets and sweaters that appear throughout her Gucci FW22 show. Anything that could have been done without the adidas co-sign, probably, but including the Three Stripes really legitimizes the look.
A key part of the adidas x Gucci collection, collaborative shoes are as diverse as they are divisive.
Commenters on Instagram were torn between praising the wonderfully simple Gucci Gazelles (some sporting monogrammed GG canvas uppers or Gucci’s signature red and green stripes) or bemoaning some of the simpler designs (some simply sporting tonal velvet your).
However, there’s a lot more to the adidas x Gucci shoe collection than a few custom Gazelles – there’s actually even more collaborative stuff to come than was shown on the runway (it’s a massive collaboration).
That’s really saying something considering how many things have actually hit the trail, like the shimmering gold platform-heeled Gazelles that made the edge of the tennis shoe unrecognizable.
Expect boots and even more seasonal shapes to emerge as the adidas x Gucci launch approaches.
It’s safe to say that die-hard Gucci fans will be able to wear Guccididas from head to toe once the collection becomes available.
Collaborative berets, headbands, aviator-style hats, double-breasted blazers, lace knits, gloves, zipper corsets, three-stripe jackets, sweaters, pants and dresses are all here. and that only scratches the surface.
Although they weren’t on the runway, it’s hard not to imagine the adidas x Gucci t-shirts, crewnecks and hats – the conventional, not the double-faced ones that appeared in the FW22 presentation. – launched to sate the palates of more laid-back Gucci consumers less inclined to shell out big bucks for a three-stripe peak lapel suit.
If you’re going to wear adidas x Gucci gloves, you might as well grab a Guccididas bag with them.
Not many co-branded bags showed up on the runway, surprisingly, although it’s probably a case similar to the shoes where there’s more stuff than actually showed up as part of the FW22 show.
But the ones that popped up were nothing if not showpieces: the few adidas x Gucci bags we saw were adorned with must-have co-branding and adidas trefoils in bright hues.
Again, don’t be surprised if spicy crossbody bags, crossbody bags and/or clutches show up in future adidas x Gucci drops. Knowing Michele, anything is possible.