Monday, September 8, 2014

INSPIRATION Adidas Stan Smith… Alexander Wang SS||2015

Alexander Wang's SS||2015 collection was an homage to trainers and included a fantastic little tennis dress [right] inspired by the colors and surfaces of the legendary Adidas Stan Smiths [left]. Everybody in the fashion world has been obsessed lately with the Stan Smith, even more the versions created with Shigeki Fujishiro and Raf Simons.

In 1963 the first Adidas tennis shoe was produced, which was the first ever leather tennis shoe and marked the beginning of a long line of classic Adidas shoes. In 1965, this tennis shoe model was named the 'Adidas Robert Haillet" after the French tennis professional Robert Haillet. When Haillet retired from tennis, Adidas and Horst Dassler decided to find another tennis player that could endorse the tennis shoe model. In 1971, the model was renamed the 'Adidas Stan Smith", after the acclaimed tennis champion Stan Smith, who was ranked World No.1 at the time.