adidas Skateboarding reveals its highly anticipated capsule collection by renowned artist David M. Cook aka Bonethrower. Best known for his unique style and take on mysticism and memento mori, the adidas Skateboarding x Bonethrower collaboration channels Bonethrower's immersive background in psychedelic art, skateboarding, and DIY culture for this limited edition footwear and apparel collection. Working in partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative, a selection from the collection was ethically sourced to help improve cotton production worldwide.
“The inspiration behind this collaboration was to try and best combine the world of adidas skateboarding with the one I created with YOD,” Bonethrower says about the idea to mesh his fictional world with real world skateboarding. “The wizards and warriors of YOD are from a world where everyday is a battle for survival and it’s a struggle to get to the end of the day to grab a cold one at the bar with your friends.”
Applying Bonethrower's unmistakable aesthetic of bright, bold colors and graphic lines, the limited edition adidas Skateboarding x Bonethrower collection leads with a customized Matchcourt shoe, track jacket and includes a snapback hat, t-shirt and longsleeve tee. Bonethrower's fine-lined iconography reads like modern hieroglyphics, marking new territory, while creating a synergy between Latin folk art and Los Angeles' modern visual swell. Through depth and simplicity, a new street language is created, with adidas' silhouettes providing the heritage to tell new stories.