Following its initial AW14 success, adidas Originals x SPEZIAL returns this season with an offering that boasts 11 apparel pieces and seven footwear styles.
Born out of a collectors exhibition in 2013, the range is curated by three-stripe obsessive turned brand consultant Gary Aspden, and utilises adidas Originals’ long standing leisurewear sector.
For SS15 the line remodels authentic pieces via premium materials and contemporary silhouettes; standouts include the S.T.9 rain jacket in Climastorm and the 4-pocket Haslingden anorak in a waterproof organic ETA. Elsewhere a cardigan by the name of Freizeit gets reworked in a luxury Italian Herringbone and the Beckhenbauer tracksuit translates to navy.
Otherwise-nostalgic shoe styles are married up with modern features to create new hybrids; the Albrecht SPZL takes notes from the adidas Leisure series and the Waterproof SPZL was inspired by the brand’s debut Gore-Tex leather.
First screened at the ICA earlier this month, a short by Nick Griffiths and &SON Film accompanies the collection (available to watch here); it sees a young guy adorned in the latest collection journey from Munich to the home of Adi Dassler in Herzogenaurach, mirroring Asdpen’s own tour of the adidas archives.
The film is scored by Oscar winning composer Atticus Ross – Gone Girl, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; above Ross models the new collection alongside Jagwar Ma, Noel Gallagher et al.
Available from 28th Februrary.