• 20-FEB-2018

adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams | Hu Holi Blank Canvas Collection

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- Inspired by the spiritual Hindu festival of spring celebrated in India and Nepal -
- Apparel & footwear in stark, crisp white highlights message of peace and equality -
- Honors the soulful, energetic spirit of adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams -

(Herzogenaurach, February 2018) – For Spring/Summer 2018, adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams take a trip to northern India to honor the ancient spiritual Holi Festival, a springtime celebration of joy, equality, and humanity. Here, festival attendees paint their bodies head-to-toe and fling brightly hued powders in the air, hoping for long-lasting color in their everyday lives. Imagined as a crisp white uniform to be worn for Holi, the Blank Canvas collection serves up four pieces of apparel and footwear that underscore a message of peace and equality. The range highlights the playful spirit and soulfulness of the adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams collaboration, now in its fourth year. It also represents a continuation of the Hu journey, reflecting Pharrell’s founding vision of energy, color, and spirituality as a unifying force between people.

In its starkness, Blank Canvas begs to be covered and coated in Holi’s wildly colored powders—or simply worn in its pristine condition as a monochrome statement of style. The sleek Hu Blank Canvas Knitted TT is an engineered track top featuring unique material interest in various panels and “patch”-style embroidery declaring the phrase “HU MAN BEING.” For FTW, the iconic Hu NMD goes all-white to create the Hu NMD Blank Canvas, while the simple and versatile Tennis Hu PK Blank Canvas presents a pure take on the everyday trainer. Completing the footwear offering, the classic Stan

Smith Blank Canvas gets cleaned up—here in white Primeknit with a coordinated leather lining.

These minimalist pieces will serve as a Blank Canvas at the wild and transcendent Holi Festival. Just add color.

General Release:
February 23rd, 2018 online, at adidas Originals flagship stores and select retailers.

Hu Blank Canvas Knitted TT
  • Engineered knitted track top
  • 2-way zip function
  • Material interest in different panels
  • Embroidery slogan detail to left chest as worn
  • Embroidered Hu sign off to the back
  • Retail Price: $300

Hu Holi Blank Canvas NMD
  • Boost midsole
  • Unique lace system, which goes through the cage of the stabilizer to create a unique look
  • Primeknit two-piece upper
  • One-of-a-kind stabilizer attached to our patent Boost sole unit
  • adidas and Hu logo on heel tab
  • Retail Price: $250

Hu Holi Blank Canvas Tennis Hu PK
  • Primeknit technology
  • Breathable, lightweight uppers
  • All-white colorway
  • Block 3-stripe detail
  • Leather lining
  • adidas and Hu logo on heel tab
  • Retail Price: $130

Hu Holi Blank Canvas Stan Smith
  • Primeknit technology
  • Breathable, lightweight uppers
  • All white colorway
  • Block 3-stripe detail
  • Leather lining
  • adidas and Hu logo on heel tab
  • Retail Price: $130