Following the success of the ‘SPEZIAL’ gallery exhibition held in London back in 2013, 3-stripe devotee Gary Aspden now turns his attention to an archive inspired capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2014.
The ‘SPEZIAL’ exhibition was curated to celebrate adidas through the brands collectors and fans, and that name has since carried to represent the very essence of the brand to its followers. This season, the adidas Originals ‘SPEZIAL’ capsule release continues the brands dedication to those passionate towards the brand as they draw from their rich history in sportswear and lifestyle, combining the two to deliver a collection that symbolises adidas’ unique personality in design.
The collection includes 12 classic apparel silhouettes which have all been given a contemporary update using more premium cuts and fabrics. Stand out pieces include the technical Olive Coach Jacket and the iconic Beckenbauer tracksuit, each re-worked for modern day.
Gary Aspden who designed and curated the collection summed up the release;
“adidas Originals x SPEZIAL takes work that was already done by genius German designers and changes the context… re-presenting it as something contemporary.”
The adidas Originals x SPEZIAL capsule collection is available in limited numbers at www.oki-ni.com.
After days of rumours and sneak peeks, we can finally unveil the full details of the highly anticipated adidas Originals x Palace Skateboard collaboration with this fitting lookbook from our friends over at END. Clothing.
London based Palace skateboards have played a huge part within British skate culture and have been at the forefront of innovative skate design in both soft and hard goods. In a collection that references themes from 90’s British culture, a time of trackies, football shirts and loud sweaters, Palace rework some of the nations favourite designs from adidas. Keeping the branding minimal and applying a large selection of retro graphics, the collection features both sports and street wear designs with outerwear pieces, tracksuit bottoms and headwear offerings. The collections attention to detail is certainly something to admire as each piece successfully brings the gritty aesthetic of the 90’s back to life. Our key picks from the collection include the Stripe Crew Sweat in white and Team Away top.
The adidas Originals X Palace Skateboards collection will be available from the 27th of September online at www.endclothing.co.uk