Copenhagen is known for many things: hotdogs, tall-legged blondes, and visionary urban planning, if you ask most people. But Denmark’s capital and DANSK’s home town also sports an ambitious fashion and textile industry, which constitutes the third biggest export of the country, and is celebrated world wide for its minimalist sensibilities and democratic price tag. Textile manufacturer Kvadrat is one of the bastions of this field, producing high-quality textiles since the 60s, with collaborators including Miriam Bäckström, Raf Simons, Peter Saville, and artist Olafur Eliasson. Now, Kvadrat has teamed up with sportswear giant adidas to pay homage to the city in which he city where utilitarian design, Japanese aesthetic and modernist values collide,” as they put it in their recent release. The result is three new colorful editions of the brand’s classic Stan Smith shoe in fabric by Danish textile designer and artist Vibeke Rohland, countered with embroidered details of the 3-stripes mark and a constrast leader heel patch. Released on the 6th of July, it’s the perfect shoe to break in the summer sales hot-dog in hand, but if you have chicer plans for yourself this summer, that would work too.
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