The marriage of these German icons brings in a couple of firsts – the first-ever aluminum backpack and sneakers.
For this season’s capsule, RIMOWA and Adidas Originals released their new collaborative partnership to celebrate the spirit of mobility that seeks to offer explorers of the world the perfect wear to navigate and escape the cities of today. Recognized as leaders in their respective fields, the two iconic German brands introduce the NMD_BACKPACK and the ADIDAS NMD_S1.
Exclusively made in Germany, the cross-category collection features two contemporary designs: RIMOWA’s first-ever aluminum backpack and the ADIDAS NMD_S1. Bringing RIMOWA’s utilitarian functionality into Adidas’ sporty design ethos, the pieces are finished in a palette of lustrous titanium and orange accents.
Take a Closer Look: RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_BACKPACK and ADIDAS NMD_S1
With borders now opened, the collection takes inspiration from the renewed need of urban explorers to look for fulfillment in new places – in order to meaningfully reconnect with natural landscapes.
The RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_BACKPACK boasts of its novel technical solutions that cater to all outdoor needs and overnight trips. Made from RIMOWA’s signature grooved aluminum, this piece features a number of thoughtful functionalities, from padded utility shoulder straps fitted with a carabiner and thumb loops to rope weight-bearing straps and grab handles. Inspired by ADIDAS Boost foam, the piece also comes with foam ridges that overlay the backpack’s grooved surface to ensure comfort. To secure the backpack onto the suitcase’s telescopic tubes, it was also mainly designed with an elastic webbing that runs through its middle. For those who are into flat packing, a detachable gusset opens the backpack to reveal two deep zipped pockets, as well as a 16-inch laptop pocket inscribed with both brands’ logos.
On the other hand, the ADIDAS NMD_S1 has been specially crafted for thoughtful explorers. This modern lifestyle shoe is literally meant to keep movement as its mantra. The RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_S1 iteration features the futuristic sneaker’s signature Primeknit uppers in a titanium-inspired colorway that comes with a flexible ADIDAS Boost midsole in a light, almost translucent base color. Signifying this momentous partnership, on the midsole of the shoe, wearers can find the coordinates of the brand’s respective headquarters in Germany, alongside the ‘Made in Germany’ imprint. Adding style to the collection are the NMD shoelaces, which are rendered in a shade of orange to complete the design.
The RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_S1 in Titanium (SG $380) and the RIMOWA x ADIDAS NMD_BACKPACK in Titanium (SG $2,670) are now available in limited quantities via RIMOWA stores in Singapore.