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adidas Originals X PHARRELL WILLIAMS “Hu” Collection

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This Autumn, Pharrell Williams and Adidas debut Hu, a collection of apparel and shoes that explore humanity and celebrates cultural diversity around the world. Hu represents Pharrell’s vision of connecting people through love, passion, energy, and color.

Hu is short for human – human being, human race, humankind,” said Pharrell. “But Hu, itself is also a reference to color. As human beings, we all have a color. We all look different, we all speak different languages, but we’re all connected.”

We love this collection in its style, its mission, and its pun one the color “hue”. Given the current state of our society domestically here in the U.S. collections such as this reinforce that we are all the same being with slight cultural differences. Instead of being afraid or looking down on our fellow man because of those differences we should embrace each other differing culture and come closer together.

With the launch of Hu, Pharrell looks to shine a spotlight on communities around the world, sharing stories and traditions of humanity. In this first collection, Native Americans from North Dakota invited Pharrell into their community to share their stories of compassion and culture, carrying on traditions of language, prayer, celebration and knowledge from one generation to the next.

I am so thankful to the people of MHA Nation who shared their journey and experiences with me. I want to use my platform for people to tell their stories and help empower people no matter where they’re from. By understanding humanity’s past, we will build a bridge to its future.” -Pharrell Williams

Building on the limited-edition NMD that launched in July, Pharrell and adidas return with a diverse range of full-color footwear and dynamic activewear. The collection features flags, stripes, and translations of the phrase “Human Race” in English, French, and Japanese. Pharrell sums up the collection’s message simply: “I play for the human race.

Good on you Pharell, Good on you!

 

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I am so thankful to the people of MHA Nation who shared their journey and experiences with me. I want to use my platform for people to tell their stories and help empower people no matter where they’re from. By understanding humanity’s past, we will build a bridge to its future.” -Pharrell Williams

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