HYPEBEAST

The All-New Pharrell Williams x Adidas 'Solar Hu' Collection Draws Inspiration From East Africa

If you're a fan of either Pharrell Williams or Adidas, then you've probably caught a glimpse of the uniquely colorful tribal patterns designed by Pharrell on an Adidas apparel before. Continuing their heralded partnership, the two have recently unveiled their latest collaboration called the "Solar HU" on August 18.

The entire collection draws inspiration from the life and spirits of East African tribes (around Kenya, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and Ethiopia). The distinct color palette also took inspiration from East African themes and tribal designs, resulting in three NMD Hu models, two Tennis HU V2, and a SOLARHU TT FZ jacket.

Hypebeast
Hypebeast
Hypebeast

The NMD models feature the seamless Primeknit weaving technology that enables the tribal marble-like graphic patterns, as well as different colorways and embroidered text on the forefoot. Each of the three color options features unique wordings like “M0TH3R” and “L4ND” on the pink-blue-yellow pair, “3MP0W3R” and “1N5P1RE” on the yellow-black-red pair, and Swahili words “M13L3” (forever) and “MB3L3” (forward) on the mint-purple-orange pair. The NMD Hu are priced at 10,000 THB.

Hypebeast
Hypebeast
Hypebeast

The sequel to the original Tennis Hu introduces a new suede overlay and leatherized lacing system, while specially designed to feel as if it was handmade. Primeknit weaving (same as in the NMD's) also makes its way back to the upper, subtly adding black accents to contrast each color scheme. The Tennis Hu V2 comes in two colors, yellow and red, and are priced at 5,300 THB a pair.

Hypebeast
Hypebeast

The SOLARHU TT FZ jacket summarizes the unique style of the collection through the innovative track top design. It features a bright red African-inspired graphics across the front chest area, a netted bottom half, and the words M0TH3R L4ND on both sleeves as seen on all the NMD shoes in the collection. The jacket goes for 8,500 THB a piece.

The "Pharrell Willams Solar Hu" collection is currently available at selected Adidas stores in Thailand. On the online store, however, the NMD shoes and the jacket have already been sold out. Only the two colorways of the Tennis V2 remain in stock but don't panic just yet. If you don't mind the shipping fees, you can still order everything from the collection through the US and UK online stores.

If you're still unsure whether or not this is your kind of collection, you might want to know that Pharrell doesn't put on his designer hat that often. It might take a whole year before you see another Pharrell designed apparel up for grabs, so don't wait up!

What to Read Next

Back To Life NYC and Help Thai Join Forces to Host The 'Party For A Good Cause' in Bangkok

Back To Life NYC, a party promoter crew that wanted to introduce London's nightlife to New York City, and Help Thai, a family-run charity, are coming…

Nightlife ·

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Will Bring Arcade Classics From the 80’s to Your Nintendo Switch

If you’re an 80’s kid then it’s very likely that you’ve stumbled upon a variety of classic arcade games from SNK’s golden age including Psycho Soldier,…

Lifestyle ·

12 Must-see Concerts Happening in Bangkok This September 2018

The past few months saw HONNE, Mike Shinoda, Celine Dion and many more big names grace the stages here in Bangkok. This coming September, however, will…

Nightlife ·

Train Like an Astronaut and Prepare Yourselves for Space Travel with the 'Space Nation Navigator' App

As we grew up and reality started to hit, we’ve come to accept that becoming an astronaut might be just a childhood dream after all. But what if we tell…

Lifestyle ·

Jay Sean Shares Thoughts on Being an Inspiration, New Single “Cherry Paper” and Career Highlights

British singer-songwriter Jay Sean first shot to fame in the year 2004 following the release of two UK top ten hits as a solo artist. Over the years,…

Music ·

T.Williams Shares Start in the Producing World, His Remix for Airwolf’s “Chasing You”, and His Plans for the Rest of 2018

British DJ/producer T.Williams has a whirlwind couple of years ever since his emergence into the scene back in 2010. One of his more recent accomplishments…

Music ·

Real-Life Magic Mike: Australia’s Thunder From Down Under are Back in Bangkok Once Again

When asked about what kind of things keep us entertained, we often think of live concerts, performances by our favorite artists or DJs, or simply just…

Nightlife ·

Getting to Know the 4 Thai DJs Taking on the Red Bull Music 3Style 2018 World DJ Championships

Red Bull Music 3Style is a unique world-wide DJ Championship that sets out to find the best DJ who can take their skills to another level and woo a global…

Music ·

Tory Burch Releases a New Ready-to-Wear Collection Inspired by the Iconic 70’s Sports Style

Tory Burch’s activewear brand Tory Sport recently released its ready-to-wear collection for Fall 2018 that’s perfect for post workouts and weekends alike.…

Fashion ·

8 Mixes You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Whether it's to focus on your studies, to find motivation for the gym, to relax when you're stressed out, or to kick your road trip into high gear - music…

Music ·

MOS Thailand 2018: A 2-Day International Graffiti Festival That Turned the Ordinary Into a Work of Art

If you’re working in the art industry or have a strong passion for street arts like Graffiti, then the name “Meeting of Styles (MOS)” should sound quite…

Lifestyle ·

Maho Rasop Festival: Bangkok's Brand-New International Indie Music Festival Experience

If you’re a big fan of alternative music, then you probably know how difficult it can be to catch a live show of your favorite Indie artists in Bangkok.…

Nightlife ·

Output Festival Returns After 3 Years With Boombox Cartel, Cash Cash, Nghtmre & Slander, and The Him!

If you’re into Trap, Bass, EDM, and Future House music and one to never back down from any of the annual music festivals in town, then you’re in luck.…

Nightlife ·

Relieve That Office Syndrome With a Special Treatment From OSS Lounge

Working in an international office as a high-ranking member of a global corporation is the ultimate dream for many first-jobbers. The learning curve,…

Lifestyle ·

V.A.C. Partners Up With URFACE For An Exclusive 7th Year Anniversary Collection

V.A.C. or Vii Athletic Club was one of Thailand’s very first streetwear retailers and had been the destination for all things street fashion for the past…

Fashion ·

Pictures Spotlight

ChivasXV Launch Party at DND Club

DND Club ·

Hip Hop Night at Zync Rangsit

Zync Rangsit ·

Siam2nite TV

808 Festival 2017 at Show DC Bangkok

Octo Seafood Bar Grand Opening

Don Diablo at ONYX

Locations Spotlight

RedSquare Rooftop Bar

Bars · Sukhumvit

Susie Q

Clubs · Khaosan Road

ONYX

Clubs · RCA