adidas Originals launches NMD V3 Silhouette and trailblazing NMD Cypher

adidas assembles creatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam for brand's first Southeast Asia initiative

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Singapore, 29 August 2022 - In 2015, adidas Originals launched the trailblazing NMD silhouette, taking cues from the brand’s inimitable archive in order to create a shoe that disrupted the sneaker world at the time.


Six years later, the Trefoil has returned with an updated take on the original cutting edge innovator, channelling the very same independent mindset to present the NMD V3.

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Made for those who respect what’s come before, while also staying up to date with what’s coming next, the latest silhouette in the NMD family stands proud as a future icon created for the rebellious explorers forging the cities of tomorrow.


Boldly mapping the future to come, the launch of the NMD V3 silhouette in Southeast Asia will be accompanied by a first-of-its kind regional initiative, which celebrates the spirit of modern and Original trailblazers with the adidas Originals NMD Cypher.

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The adidas Originals NMD Cypher


By definition, a ‘Cypher’ is a gathering of rappers, beatboxers, and/or breakers in a circle, extemporaneously making music together.


Naufal Gani, Senior Manager Brand Communications of adidas Southeast Asia shares, "The idea of performing a cypher across Southeast Asia to celebrate the launch of NMD V3 was inspired by genesis of creation – creativity."


"We wanted to go back to the source of creation while pay homage to the iconic spirit of the NMDs. We chose music as a lever for that as music has the power to viscerally move and inspire millions around the world."

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"A nod to adidas Originals deep heritage in hip-hop, the team conceived the NMD Cyphers to amplify the campaign story, while put forward visionaries across the region as faces for the NMD V3 in a way that’s never been done before."


As part of the Cypher, Creators from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam were called upon to tell their stories through music, while celebrating the spirit of NMD.


Each country saw a music producer create a beat which captures its local identity, while adopting a structure for Rappers/Beatboxers/R&B musicians to build off to deliver unique flows, sharing their stories of trailblazing through challenges to achieve what seemed like the impossible.

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Each of the Cyphers feature hip-hop artists such as singers, rappers and/or beatboxers who are regarded as legends who have paved the way for the future generation of artists, and Creatives who have taken up the mantle today to further their respective music and hip-hop scenes further.


The Cypher brings together these stalwarts and new-generation Creators to celebrate the spirit of trailblazers: urban nomads who brave the frontiers to chart a path of their own, to create something true to them as creatives.

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Release dates for NMD Cypher and NMD V3 retail launches:


The adidas Originals NMD Cypher will be released on adidas Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam’s Social Media pages, alongside the launch coveted NMD V3 silhouettes on these dates:

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Indonesia


NMD Cypher release dates

22 August 2022


NMD V3 retail launch dates

22 August 2022


Singapore


NMD Cypher release dates

22 September 2022


NMD V3 retail launch dates

22 September 2022

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Malaysia


NMD Cypher release dates

23 September 2022


NMD V3 retail launch dates

2 September 2022

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Vietnam


NMD Cypher release dates

29 September 2022


NMD V3 retail launch dates

29 September 2022


Philippines


NMD Cypher release dates

30 September 2022


NMD V3 retail launch dates

26 September 2022


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