As if the longer days and cessation of gray skies weren’t enough to get you excited for springtime in Portland, adidas is releasing what they’re calling the “Florist City Collection” to welcome the changing of the seasons and the success of Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard.
The limited-edition collection features an exclusive, “Rose City” colorway of the adidas Crazy 1, a sneaker Lillard has worn quite often recently, along with other adidas apparel with rose print and Portland-branded iconography.
A little more detail from our friends at adidas …
Spring is here and adidas is celebrating with the release of the Florist City Collection for Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard. The collection includes, socks, hats, sweatshirts and the iconic Crazy 1 basketball shoe all featuring a floral print design and colors commemorating the annual spring celebrations in the city Damian calls home.
Damian’s Rose City edition Crazy 1 pays homage to Portland’s famous rose gardens and Rose Festival with a rose print on the upper and laces and green detailing mirrored after the flower’s stem. Socks feature a sublimated floral print and iconic Portland landmarks, while the sweatshirts designed in partnership with Portland based Bridge & Burn clothing feature Damian specific detailing on the sleeve.
But wait, there’s more! Lillard will be doing a signing at Compound Gallery (107 NW 5th Ave.) in Portland on from 7-9 PM Wednesday, March 19 with fellow adidas-sponsored athlete John Wall, who will be in town with the Wizards to take on the Blazers at the Moda Center on March 20. You get VIP access into the signing if you purchase items from the Florist City line, though the quality of the items is reason enough to cop the whole collection, in my humble opinion.
This is just the most recent of a series of products, which includes player edition colorways of the Crazy 8 and Real Deal, that adidas has put out specifically for Lillard since he was selected by the Trail Blazers with the sixth pick in the 2012 Draft. He’s also been featured in two national television spots to promote the adicolor line at Champs Sports and the adidas CrazyQuick.