global: adidas by tom dixon s/s 2014 collection

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presented earlier this year at the salone del mobile in milan for all the world to see, the adidas by tom dixon collection has now dropped at select stores across the planet. yes, it's that tom dixon, the acclaimed british creative who's known for his quirky approach to design. dixon's work is very often inspired by existing or found materials which he re-purposes into a new design, and it's exactly this transformative approach that's at the foundation of his first collection for adidas. the unisex collection, aptly called the capsule, consists of apparel, shoes and accessories is pretty multi-functional, and allows the wearer to to spend a week away from home with just one travel bag and the clothing it contains. mind you, it's in fact very much rooted in dixon's real life trials and tribulations in international travel, specifically one night when he could not find a hotel room during the milanese design week and had to sleep outside on a park bench, and another time, during the eruption of the icelandic volcano, it left him grounded for days. the adidas by tom dixon collection epitomizes the democratic principles of contemporary lifestyle, and this is probably best reflected in the hemlines on pants and shirts. these are customizable and can be cut to ensure a perfect fit without further sewing or tailoring.

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