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 #ICYPARK… the Winter Wonderland Collection (even though we’re all out here praying Spring shows up early, but hey, it’s Bey!).
Your Park Is Your Wonderland
Where To Buy Ivy Park in 2021
Well, since the very first launch, there have been 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 two collaborations dropped and now the adidas x IVY PARK aka ICY PARK collection is here. As before, I envisage that pieces will also available at JD Sports and ASOS. 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).
ICY PARK. IT’S HERE.
THIS IS MY PARK. The Icy Park Collection:
A few weeks ago, I started to see more hits on this page so I did a quick google search and it was confirmed. ICY PARK was launching on 19th February 2021. Eventually an email landed in my inbox confirming, but this time, there was no mention of an exclusive adidas x IVY PARK experience.
I couldn’t resist last time. And I’m gonna be there again. They’ve changed up the shopping process again with a virtual waiting room. You can add products to your calendar for a reminder and then people get randomly selected to be bale to purchase.
Every single method they’ve used has been glitchy so I’m not gonna stress myself or hold out too much hope. What I will do though is to heed the very first point of my own advice…
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.
Each range, there has always been something for everyone. And the ICY PARK collection has an array of feminine pieces in addition to lots of unisex – or gender neutral – pieces.
It’s packed full of what I would call urban streetwear – sweaters, hoodies, lots of latex, caps, beanies, a harness bag, joggers, oversized coats, a fanny pack….
ICY PARK | adidas X IVY PARK (February 2021)
Feb ’21 Drop: each collection seems to come with it’s very own colour palette and ICY PARK is no different. Red, browns, ice white and a monogram print all perfect for your next ski escape – or just the après ski?!
Inspired by inner beauty, strength and resilience, this collection “pushes the boundaries of traditional performance wear to deliver a collection that is effortlessly functional and always inclusive” carrying up to size 4X in a number of pieces.
How To Shop Adidas x IVY PARK
- Join the waiting room 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 beed to complete your order before the time allocates is up.
Check Out The Current Ivy Park Collection:
Accessories & Shoes:
Number 2. Ivy Park Pricing
In comparison to previous ranges, this new adidas collaboration is quite a bit more expensive. I mean, the face coverings and beanies are the cheapest items at £22 and £25!
Previously I’d always said if you’re used to shopping in lululemon or Sweaty Betty the prices won’t put you off, but this is another level now.
So the range might be inclusive in sizing, but it’s kinda exclusive in pricing, huh?
Number 3. Ivy Park Sizing
In the past, the sizing has always been pretty true to size. However, there are now a number of different fits including tight fit for women, oversized for women, plus size pieces, gender neutral regular fit and gender neural oversized.
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 me so I managed to order a few peices:
What I ORDERED (ICY PARK):
I opted for Size 10 (S) in the womxn’s pieces and XS for the gender neutral hoodie.
I’ve decided not to go too crazy this time round, seeing as I haven’t even worn most the pieces from the November drop, I’ve got no ski holidays planned and I want Spring to be here not snow.
Number 4. It’s Kinda Fashion…
As per the first two adidas x IVY PARK collaborations, this collection continues with the more sporty urban street vibe to it than previous ones. In my opinion though, as with previous ranges, it looks like the range is not all functional. It is very much a fashion line with a lot less sequins and more textured fabrics like sherpa and terry cotton.
I basically live in “athleisure”, so that really doesn’t bother me. It’s nice to separate my sports wardrobe into “stuff I exercise in” and “stuff I don’t exercise in” even if at the end of the day it’s all sports wear.
Number 5. Get Your Discount
Although Adidas offer a student discount on their products, you can’t use it or any other any 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.
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 colour palette are you into more? White, brown, red or the monochrome print?
*April 4th 2016 was when this post was originally published.