Since 2004, Commonwealth has always been about building a community of like-minded individuals. Creating a space where ideas are exchanged, friendships are built, and stories begin. For the launch of our latest collaboration with adidas Consortium we wanted to highlight the voices in our communities that have helped shape our journey and those that continue to inspire us.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be checking in with Commonwealth team members from our flagships around the globe. Our team members have become family through the years, and despite everything going on in the world, they help push us forward every day.
Spread across Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Virginia Beach and Manila, we hear from @alexander_blaine @liannagutz, @egotthejazz, @omr.l, @jeromebaker3rd and @bryanchaiseng, and listen to their response to the year and their thoughts and actions taking place in their respective communities.
The sneaker itself is a revised look at the newly released Response CL silhouette. Commonwealth’s point of view to balance traditional and novelty, is showcased through it’s asymmetrical color blocking and a selected materials story. The lateral side of the shoe features minimalistic tints of warm white, while the medial side is expressed through a muted palette of earth tones. The Commonwealth x adidas Response features a mix of stitched down leather, molded suede panels, and hairy suede; as well as sonic welding, thermoplastic rubber and reflective details sitting on top of a 3-D spacer mesh.
For Design Director Omar Quiambao, this project was about “trying to bring back a sense of discovery”. With today’s access to information, there leaves little room for discovery on the retail floor. We wanted that “discovery” to be the focus for our latest collaboration with adidas Consortium, hence the contrasting palettes between the lateral and medial sides of the sneaker. We sought to interpret the process in comparing it to stumbling onto an oasis in the vastness of the warm sands of the desert.
The Commonwealth x adidas Consortium Response releases exclusively at Commonwealth flagships around the globe and online at www.commonwealth-ftgg.com on November 21st.