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END. and adidas Pay Homage to the Revolutionary Bauhaus Movement

This time with a splash of color and some history, the Three Stripes has been on a nostalgic roll.


A geometric bent, color blocking, and a visually pleasing overall uniformity are just a few of the 20th-century aesthetic movement’s tenets that are present in Bauhaus. Three models were jointly developed by the Newcastle modern clothing retailer and the German sportswear behemoth in a catalog that was inspired by the revolution: the adidas Bermuda, the Handball Spezial, and the ZX 420.

Spotted in a striking and discernible color scheme, the Bermuda’s upper is animated by “Team Yellow” suede, as well as by red and blue at the profile 3-Stripes. Similar to the adidas Handball Spezial, which also had red and yellow accents all over the top, the majority of the shoe is made out of a “Hazy Blue” fabric. The vintage ZX420 running shoe, in contrast, favors a subdued off-white design enhanced by the colors associated with the Bauhaus movement.

Like previous END. and adidas collaborations, the next trio features co-branding throughout its design. The shoes include distinctive tongue labels, and the emblems on the sockliner have a glittering gold finish. As a last tribute to the art school founded by Walter Gropius, each pair also features a phrase on the inner lining that reads, “BRIGHT IS MY FAVORITE COLOR”.

While only existing for 14 years, the Bauhaus school had a significant impact on modern architecture and design, as evidenced by this collaboration. It continues to have an influence on a number of design disciplines, including graphic design, industrial design, and architecture. It is not surprising that brands continue to use this aesthetic, and more collaborative projects may be in the works. In addition, The Three Stripes recently re-visited an unfinished prototype from the 1960s, showing hints of nostalgia.

On February 24, the END. x adidas Bauhaus collection will be on sale through the END. launch program for US$115. In the meantime, see the campaign images that explore the realm of the artistic movement.

If you’re looking for Y2K-inspired footwear, get the first look at the COMME des GARONS x Nike Air Pegasus 2005, which is available in classic black and white.