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TAKE A LOOK | Rich Mnisi is making sportswear with Adidas – and there’s a lot of colour

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Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)
  • South Africa fashion designer Rich Mnisi has collaborated with Adidas on a sportswear range.
  • The colourful collection celebrates the 29-year-old designer’s Tsonga heritage.
  • Some items were made in part with recycled material.
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South African contemporary fashion designer Rich Mnisi has partnered with Adidas to create pieces that celebrate the designer’s Tsonga heritage.

Fashion items in the collection combine bold and bright animal prints, multiple vibrant clashing colours, and abstract patterns.

“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,” said Mnisi.

Rich Mnisi x adidas
Rich Mnisi x adidas (sdidas)

Iconic Adidas footwear lines such as Superstar, UltraBOOST and Forum are also included, but with a touch of Rich Mnisi’s signature prints.  

According to the 29-year-old designer, the collection reflects his love for the idea of community, heritage, individuality, and self-expression. The aim was to create fashion items that work both on and off the sports field.

Rich Mnisi
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)
Rich Mnisi
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)

“The spirit of this collection celebrates our homeland, so environment was an important aspect when looking at methods and materials used in the creation process,” said the Mnisi.

Some items within Mnisi’s collection have been partly made with recycled materials.

“I am so pleased we’ve used Adidas’ advanced technology and partly recycled materials. I am truly excited for the world to see this collaboration come to life,” Mnisi said.

Rich Mnisi
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)

Rich Mnisi
Rich Mnisi x adidas (adidas)

The Adidas x Rich Mnisi collection will be available from February 2022 on Adidas.com.

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