• 27-SEP-2013

adidas Originals releases limited edition Jeremy Scott x A$AP Rocky Wings 2.0 Black Flag

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Music and fashion has always gone hand in hand, inspiring each other to push boundaries and explore new territories. Often it's a relationship based on mutual friendship and respect, as in the case with long-term adidas collaborator Jeremy Scott and hip hop artist A$AP Rocky.

The Harlem resident, who released his Billboard topping debut album 'Long. Live. A$AP' in January of this year, inspired Scott to re-make his classic JS FLAG Wings 2.0 trainer, A$AP's personal favourite from the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals line.

Jeremy Scott and Rocky's friendship goes way back: long before Rocky name-checked Scott and his adidas collaboration in his 'Out Of This World' track, the rapper wore JEREMY SCOTT adidas trainers in the video for 'Purple Swag'. Scott looked towards Rocky's lifestyle, attitude, interests and personal style when re-imagining his classic winged trainer. Scott took inspiration from Rocky´s artwork for the 'Long. Live. A$AP' album, which features a black and white version of the American flag.

Scott chose an all-black colourway for his version, rendering the stars and stripes in embroidery, creating his own take on the American flag as an ode to A$AP Rocky.

The shoes were unveiled locally at a VIP launch event hosted at The Waiting Room in Cape Town. "Each season Jeremy Scott – who is known for his spectacular and extravagant fashion – presents a limited edition trainer, and in my opinion, this is one of his greatest to date", said Stuart Davies, Category Merchandise Team Manager – Style, at adidas South Africa. Davies continued, "We are glad that we can range a number of these in South Africa as we strive to service true sneaker-heads, who are looking for the really special editions and in doing so we can help build the brand's authenticity."

10 pairs of the extremely sought-after, limited edition Wings 2.0 will be available at Shelflife Store in Cape Town from 10am on Saturday, 28th September, retailing at R2,499.00.

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