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adidas x Tom Dixon

The infamous German sportswear giant adidas has a keen eye for exciting collaborations with avant-garde designers such as Rick Owens and Yoji Yamamoto, and now with British product designer Tom Dixon. Known for his interiors, furniture and lighting, it is a unique choice of collaborator who has never experimented with footwear and apparel.

Combining an architectural view of form the footwear has a bare essence of functionality with its detailing stripped back. Sports footwear and apparel is naturally highly functional and Tom Dixon’s explorer style keeps it durable but also with intention to transcend the seasons.

The blue, grey and black shoes combine rough suede and nylons and give a military/camping style with a heavy tred sole unit. With raw edges and simple lacing the styles are utilitarian and designed to fit in the perfect ‘capsule’ wardrobe.

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This unexpected collaboration from adidas shows us how sportswear is not only using fashion to create new and exciting ideas but branching out to the world of product design and architecture to help evolve the nature of sportswear.

The adidas x Tom Dixon footwear is only available in Offspring Selfridges London, Poste and Poste Harvey Nichols London.

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Converse X Maison Martin Margiela

The fusion of high fashion with our favourite sneaker brands always manages to deliver and the latest collaboration sees Converse join forces with avant garde French fashion house, Maison Martin Margiela. As part of Converse First String this limited edition collection celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level.

The first time collaboration features the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell silhouettes, which are each completely hand painted in Maison Martin Marigiela’s iconic white paint. Coating the entire upper, eyelets, laces and soles, the paint will naturally crack with wear to reveal the original colours beneath.

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Founded in 1988, Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion house that often sits outside the conventional fashion framework. An architect of fashion, the collections are well known for reinventing silhouettes, modifying shapes and changing the original use and movement of garments.

Their identity aligns perfectly with Converse’s philosophy of being a platform for creativity. “The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself” says Maison Martin Margiela.

These unique styles will be available in 4 colour ways from Converse’s archives; red, black, navy and Margiela exclusive vintage yellow and are all lined in premium off-white leather.

This pack will only be available in store at Selfridges London, from 20th September 2013.

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Exclusive; The Converse Jack Purcell X Hudson’s Bay Company

The latest collaboration from Converse Jack Purcell meets the worldly heritage of Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company. They have taken the iconic multi-stripe blanket with the equally iconic Jack Purcell trainer, executed in the Hudson’s Bay primary signature colours.  For the first time ever, the classic woollen blanket is used in these unique styles for Autumn 2013.


Taking the unisex Jack Purcell and women’s Helen models, each style embodies the Hudson’s Bay wool point blanket stripes, featuring threaded stitching, antique brass eyelets, Jack Purcell and Hudson’s Bay logos and an official “Seal of Quality” maintaining the authenticity of Hudson’s Bay Company.

Founded in 1670 Hudson’s Bay Company is one of North America’s oldest lifestyle brands and for more than two centuries the point blanket has been a familiar staple in homes across Canada and around the World. Mirroring the iconic design, the wool used on the trainers is dyed before it is spun and is air and sun dried to brighten the colours.

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The Converse Jack Purcell X Hudson’s Bay Company collection will be available from Offspring Selfridge’s London.

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Y’s Super Position

For a decade, Adidas and world renowned fashion designer Yoji Yamamoto have enjoyed a successful partnership with the luxury sportswear brand Y-3.

The latest of Yamamoto’s avant garde designs is the Y’s Super Position from the Adidas Consortium Super Position Pack where the designer has used his Japanese perspective to rework a classic Superstar shape, using premium materials.

From the suede lace stay and soft leather lining, to the smooth leather toe box that replaces the iconic shell toe, this trainer is executed to the highest standard.

The most striking addition to this iconic silhouette is the re worked 3 Stripes, which sees the infamous linear logo outlined as a set of zig-zagged threads that hang past the sole.

This collaborative piece of trainer art is currently available in OFFSPRING Selfridges London.



The Evolution of OFFSPRING

At the forefront of the UK sneaker market ever since its launch in 1996; OFFSPRING started out in Neal Street, Covent Garden with the aim to create a shoe destination that would serve as a ‘Sneaker Boutique’. Both the store and the products inside were selected to show the pinnacle of design and innovation.

The 4 original stores set out to give their customer, a revolutionary and unique shopping experience in the UK, offering a distinctive selection of some of the biggest names in sportswear alongside smaller and limited designer brands.

OFFSPRING, as expected, turned into a huge success as more stores followed the originals and made a breakthrough when they entered into Selfridges London, Birmingham, Manchester, Trafford Centre and Topshop in Oxford Circus London.

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From here OFFSPRING is continuing to spread its wings with more stores opening across the UK in Kingston and Bromley, with ever increasingly interactive and unique store designs. OFFSPRING customers can also expect to see more collaboration projects and a growing list of new brands available both on site and in store.


The latest edition to the OFFSPRING family is the new and improved OFFSPRING website which received an update to reflect the philosophy, design and innovation seen in some of the new stores.

The relaunch mirrored the original OFFSPRING approach, raising accessibility to the best trainers in the market via the web. The new site launch has seen OFFSPRING transform to a new sleek look and provides access to the latest releases, best brands and OFFSPRING only exclusives.

To keep our customers updated with all the latest releases, information and inside sneaker knowledge, we have a new blog to make sure we are keeping you all updated weekly. To top off these exciting changes, we have brilliant news for all you students, OFFSPRING has now officially joined forces with UNIDays to bring you the opportunity to get 10% off any OFFSPRING purchases made online. All you need to do is register here.

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Vans X Disney Collection

Vault by Vans is a timeless collection of classic Vans styles that have been inspired by street fashion, art, music and over 40 years heritage in skateboarding and surfing.

The Vault by Vans collection kicks off its ten year anniversary by reissuing character prints that were originally released with Disney in the 1980s. Vans have utilised some of the animation house’s most loved characters and set them perfectly with some classic Vans silhouettes, making both brands instantly recognisable.

At Offspring HQ we were lucky enough to get our hands on an original Vans x Disney pair from the late 1980s. Featuring ecru cream uppers with the iconic Mickey Mouse pulling a variety of faces and his name emblazoned around the sole.

Discontinued for decades the prints have, in true Disney form, magically re-emerged for Vans Classic launch. This style assortment features the Authentic LX and Sk8-Hi LX, the first vulcanized, waffled sole styles in their truest form.


Featuring  Disney favourites, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh, these are a true collector classic for Vans and Disney fans alike.


This limited collection is only available from Offspring Selfridges London and released on Saturday 3rd August.

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