Song for the Mute and adidas have come together for their second collaborative collection. This partnership exists in a liminal space, caught between futurist aspirations and a down-to-earth sentimentality.

The collection’s focal point is the iconic adidas Campus footwear silhouette, a combination of black and beige. The canvas upper is frayed and raw-edged, the rubber sole bulky and volume-enhancing, and metallic eyelets draw inspiration from the world of steam-punk. These elements, in their blend of past and future, create a feeling of stark contrast, where boundaries blur and the ‘in-between’ prevails.

Lyna Ty, Song for the Mute’s Creative Director, reinterprets classic silhouettes with a modern twist in the accompanying apparel range. Windbreakers and shorts arrive in emerald green and terrestrial brown, gradient t-shirts embody nostalgia, while zip-up shirts and side zip pants offer a bold contrast in hyper-vibrant lime and subdued charcoal. The garments are crafted from ‘wave’ and perforated fabrics, featuring patent zippers, rubber dipped cord details, and adidas’ iconic three-stripes in tonally contrasting textured tape. These elements bring an inspirational touch to the collection.

The campaign for this collection was captured in the heart of NYC by Atsushi ‘Jima’ Nishijima, renowned for his photographs of actors on film sets. His images portray a diverse cast, including Jima’s friends, relatives, street-cast individuals, and newly acquainted strangers. In doing so, they intuitively capture the coexistence that defines life in New York City.

Check out the campaign images below:


This year marks the global release of this collaboration, making the collection accessible at various retailers, including END Clothing, Slam Jam, Notre, Dover Street Market, Selfridges, SSENSE, and ESTNATION.