If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember I was lucky enough to attend the preview of the launch of Ivy Park at Topshop Oxford Circus back in 2016 when it first launched in the UK. As the event got closer and closer, I got so excited! I went from 0 to 100 in about 5 minutes of entering the building!
When I got home just before midnight, I jumped straight online to write the original version of this blog post. I shared all my immediate thoughts with you before you dived in to do your own shopping, especially surrounding how the Ivy Park sizing came up and share a little about the pieces I picked out for myself.
I’ve kept this post updated with every single launch… and now it’s launch time again for ADIDAS x IVY PARK HALLS of IVY… a collection which reimagines classic varsity fashion for modern day wear.
adidas x IVY PARK is set to return with #IVYHEART
I’ve lost count of how many collections there have been between adidas and IVY PARK but after the #PELOTONPARK capsule collection which was the first to feature another brand, Bey is back with yet another exclusive adidas only range.
With 30 pieces in the collection which sees a mix of “sport meets street” clothing with tracksuits, jumpsuits, dresses, puffers and accessories to match.
The adidas x #IVYHEART collection promises to continue with the inclusive sizing for every shape and person that we’ve come to love.
The RODEO collection from earlier in 2021, was the first to introduce pieces for kids in sizes 18months to 16years followed by HALLS of IVY. Look like #IVYHEART doesn’t have a kids collection, am I right?!
Damn. I can’t even keep up.
When Does #IVYHEART Drop?
The adidas x IVY PARK #IVYHEART collection is scheduled to drop on February 9th here at adidas.co.uk/ivypark at 11am BST. Early access is usually granted for ICON & GAMECHANGER level Creator Club members.
The global launch is scheduled for February 10th. This usually means ASOS and sometimes JD Sports.
Standby to find out if / when it will be available on ASOS.com. I’m not sure I can recommend ASOS UK though – they took 10 days to get my IVY PARK RODEO order to me. Adidas delivery is much quicker at 24-48 hours.
Where To Buy Ivy Park in 2022
Well, since the very first launch, there were a few more collections exclusively sold in Topshop and then ASOS. For 2020, Ivy Park announced that they would be joining forces with Adidas to launch the adidas x IVY PARK clothing range. I’m a huge fan of both brands so I was excited to see what came of it.
Well, the first seven (have I counted right?!) collaborations dropped and now the adidas x #IVYHEART collection is here. As before, I envisage that pieces will also available at JD Sports and ASOS in the days after the drop on Adidas. I’ve added an Adidas Global link below; all other links on this page will take you directly to Adidas UK* (or your own regional site).
Welcome to #IVYHEART
The concept is of #IVYHEART is inspired by love and focuses on different shades of red with playful heart prints, shimmering sequins, and a splash of faux latex. Dropping just before Valentines days too, it makes sense.
The IVY HEART campaign and collection are “centered around bringing people together from all different backgrounds through this one colour that’s sentimental to so many.”
The IVY HEART Collection:
As described above, the collection has a mix of playful heart prints, shimmering sequins, and a splash of faux latex.
With 30 pieces in the collection, it shouldn’t be too hard to choose the standouts items this time. Let me know what your favourites are?!
Accessories & Shoes:
With previous launches, I would always notice more hits on this page which started to happen in late January so I did my investigations and saw IVYPARK had already posted on Instagram about this upcoming IVY HEART collection.
Someone really needs to help a girl out and add me to the PR list. Please and Thank You.
So usually I get enough warning in order to update this post before launch day but tbh, this time, I had barely recovered from the #PELOTONPARK drop and didn’t have the energy (but I’m working on it). I am a little over the hype now… but, we move.
Things have seemed a little calmer in regards to the shopping process for the last few collections with the majority of items not selling out. So just add the items you want to your basket and check out… but you’re probably advised to be as quick as possible so you don’t miss out.
Oh, and pray the Adidas payment portal actually works.
I was about to shop a previous range through early access, added the pieces I wanted to my basket and started checkout then as I was about to pay, the screen refreshed and said my basket was empty. I took that as a sign lol
Number 1. There Will Be More…
The number one need to know about the Ivy Park collections was always, and still is, that there will be more. After the partnership with Topshop came to an end, Ivy Park then partnered up with ASOS and JD Sports where select pieces are typically available a day or two after the main launch.
For what will now be known as DRIP 1, they released the stock of the Adidas range bit by bit and for Drip 2, it was pretty much the same premise, so don’t worry… you will get a piece or two. More recently, things haven’t been selling out in minutes like they have in the past.
Each range, there has always been something for everyone. And the Peloton collection has an array of feminine pieces in standard sizing and plus size. They’ve also brought back gender neutral pieces this time, in addition to a decent selection of mens pieces and just the one pair of Ultra Boost and no other accessories.
IVY HEART | adidas X IVY PARK (February 2022)
February ’22 Drop: each collection seems to come with its very own colour palette and the IVY HEART collection is a mix of playful heart prints, shimmering sequins, and a splash of faux latex. Whilst this collection includes some highly functional pieces for fitness, it definitely has the fashion-driven edge thats synonymous with IVY PARK.
How To Shop Adidas x IVY PARK
- Join the waiting room (pre 11am on 09.02) where you can browse collection – you can’t click into individual items to see things like sizes
- When it’s your turn to shop, add items to bag and proceed quickly to checkout
- You have a limited time to check out – you’ll need to complete your order before the time allocated is up.
Check Out The Last Ivy Park Collection:
Accessories & Shoes:
Number 2. Ivy Park Pricing
In comparison to previous ranges from back in 2016, the new adidas collaborations are quite a bit more expensive. Typically, the accessories have been the most affordable pieces.
The small capsule collection is actually quite affordable, dare I say so. The most expensive pieces are the gender neutral Long Windbreaker (£160) and the Ultra Boost Peloton x Ivy Park (£170). They’re the only items over £100 too.
Previously I’d always said if you’re used to shopping in lululemon or Sweaty Betty the prices won’t put you off. Although ICY PARK was next level with prices, these pieces are ‘smaller’ (literally) so don’t seem as crazy expensive.
Number 3. Ivy Park Sizing
In the past, the sizing has always been pretty true to size. Recently, sizing was updated with a number of different fits including tight fit for women, oversized for women, plus size pieces, gender neutral regular fit and gender neural oversized.
Specifically, the IVY HEART collection has been “crafted with every shape and person in mind” featuring silhouettes for all genders, with sizes ranging from [XS] to [4X].
Here’s some guidance on how to choose the correct size:
Order your usual women’s size for a compressive fit. For a slim fit that’s less compressive, size up. It’s designed to accentuate the female form, this tight, compressive fit hugs every curve.
Order your usual men’s size for the oversized look. For women, it’s recommended to size down. These items are oversized, genderless, and made for impact, this fit is large with volume throughout the sleeves and body.
Yes! Order your usual women’s size for the oversized look. Crafted specifically for women, this oversized fit makes a statement with its loose and voluminous proportions.
Order your usual men’s size for a regular fit. For women, we recommend sizing down. Created for every body, this genderless fit will be larger on women than on men.
I’m a UK 10 and according to the size charts, I *think* a XS is the size for me in gender neutral. Last time, I was unsure with the sizing for the sweatshirt and went for Size: 10 (S) with the only other viable option being 6 (XS) which I figured would be too small, and the Small worked out okay.
It took me multiple attempts to get my order placed in November and randomly I never got confirmation via the website but did get email confirmation. This process seemed to go a lot smoother for the Rodeo collection so I managed to order a few pieces:
What I AM COVETING (IVY HEART):
For the FLEX PARK drop, I tried to purchase a couple of the pieces that still had my sizes left, but the site saiid payment was declined no matter what option I chose. I took that as a sign.
My Rodeo order seemed to go down soooooo smooth. All sizes were still available – so maybe people are just a little over the hype?! Same again for the Peloton capsule collection (I returned the two pieces I ordered though).
Previously, I opted for Size 10 (S) in the womxn’s pieces and XS for the gender neutral hoodie. On the site they advise your regular size for a tight fit, and size up for a slim fit.
Number 4. It’s Kinda Fashion…
As per the first five or six adidas x IVY PARK collaborations, this collection continues with the more sporty urban street vibe to it than previously.
It still is very much a fashion line though and you’re gonna stand out in the tailored cuts, bold prints and colours.
Number 5. Get Your Discount
Although Adidas offer a student discount on their products, you can’t use it or any other discounts and promotions on this collection. You do however get fast and free delivery if you spend over £50, which isn’t hard! Creator Club members also get free delivery on all orders so remember to log in.
Student discount does work on ASOS though.
If you do purchase any pieces from the range tag me on Instagram (@ellelinton) so I can see what you chose and how you rock it!
So, which IVY PARK collection has been your favourite to date?!
*April 4th 2016 was when this post was originally published.