• Dynamic elegance and performance delivered through innovative design, fabrics and detail
• Luxury combines with functionality in a collection of statement pieces
• Sophisticated solutions to the challenges of commuting in warmth conditions
(STUTTGART/HERZOGENAURACH - 04.05.2017) For Spring / Summer 2017, Porsche Design Sport by adidas has designed a collection around the themes of seasonal urban commuting, offering the urban-active man everything he needs for his varied daily journeys. Having previously unveiled ‘Commuting in Darkness’ and ‘Commuting in Cold’ stories, Porsche Design Sport by adidas now reveals a stand-out look designed for warmer conditions.
Inspired by the fusion of technology, natural structures and geometric patterning, the SS17 collection champions a metallic, reflective and ombre palette along with a hexagonal all-over graphic which reflects mechanical, dynamic expressions and movement.
Elaborating on the season’s themes and principles, Jacques Chassaing, Senior Design Director Porsche Design Sport by adidas explains, “The commuting concept provided us with the perfect foundation to design functional, technical and efficient looks for our consumer that are also infused with our brand’s renowned style and luxury. This season we dedicated ourselves to simplifying many of our hero products and, in doing so, enhanced the precision, quality and accuracy of our offering.”
The ‘Commuting in Warmth’ look includes three stand-out pieces - the Superlight Jacket, Hybrid Short A and Endurance 2.0 - and one essential, the Chill Tee.
The SUPERLIGHT JACKET is a streamlined, water-repellent outer engineered from a single layer of ultra-lightweight nylon. Designed to pack into a double sided pocket, this functional piece demonstrates exceptional versatility – offering lightweight protection that can be easily stowed when you reach your destination. Featuring adidas climachill™ technology, the sophisticated Chill Tee maintains the body’s optimal temperature for performance, even in warm conditions. Complementary design features, including subtle branding, inject Porsche Design Sport by adidas’ unsurpassable attention to form.
Complementing the look is the HYBRID SHORT A. Comprising two layers – a tight-fitting compressive layer beneath a lightweight, airy, stretch nylon outer – the clean, modern-looking short ensures superior functionality and a sophisticated silhouette. Strategic design features, including an elastic waistband with an enclosed drawcord to customise fit and a small back zip-pocket for securely storing keys in place during activity, make these shorts a reliable yet stylish training partner this season.
The perfect footwear choice to complete this minimalist look is the ENDURANCE 2.0 running shoe. Pairing sleek design with BOOST™ - a technology that charges every step with light, fast energy – this modern sneaker now features a one-piece mesh upper for superior comfort and breathability, while the all-over graphic creates a truly distinguished aesthetic. Further elements include reflective details on the heel and forefoot for safety, a newly integrated higher rim on the EVA midsole for added stability and comfort and Continental™ Rubber outsole for exceptional grip in wet and dry conditions. This silhouette is also available in a deluxe black leather iteration for even greater elegance and luxury.