We welcome the 2nd drop of Gary Aspden’s adidas Spezial on Friday 6th October. The drop features another four shoes, following up from the six which launched on 22nd September.
The entire range was shot by photographer Nick Knight and modelled by Drum ‘n Bass producer and DJ “Goldie”, a guy who is one of the few people to have done a Boiler Room set and hold an MBE. But before he became known for his Jungle bass lines, Goldie was big in the graffiti scene during the 1980s and continues today to be keen activist for the art style. So inspired by the man himself, we’ll be giving away limited edition spray paint cans with adidas Spezial orders, instore and online. Please note, there is only a limited amount available, so will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Each one comes in a co-branded box and filled with metallic gold paint.
Here’s a closer look at the footwear from Drop 2…
A different colourway to the first drop, the Intack SPZL takes inspiration from the 70s and 80s Freizeit collection.
Similar to the SS16 drop, the French Riviera inspired piece is back once again – the design taken from the Newcombe, originally a tennis shoe
A true 70s runner, the TRX SPZL combines a suede and nylon upper for a true vintage feel true to the original design.
Super Tobacco SPZL
A super soft leather upper and minimal tonal design, with minor refinements from the original archive product.
Drop 2 launches online 00:01BST 6th October.
Driven by a desire to recreate iconic adidas silhouettes from a clean, contemporary perspective, adidas SPEZIAL returns for AW17. This time out the collection has been shot by illustrious British fashion photographer Nick Knight and features Goldie, the pioneering graffiti artist, break beat innovator and all round creative polymath.
The collection references unforgettable highlights from the brand’s history, reinventing classic silhouettes with premium materials, contemporary cuts and a progressive sartorial touch to create an adaptive, understated collection defined by the wearer’s individual style. This season, SPEZIAL once again takes inspiration from adidas’ enduring legacy in sport and leisure offering a carefully curated collection of apparel alongside an expansive range of footwear.
Familiar footwear silhouettes from the SS17 and SS16 collections re-appear for AW17; the GT Wensley SPZL and the Lacombe SPZL. In addition to this, the line-up features archive classics including the Super Tobacco SPZL, Intack SPZL, McMarten SPZL, Spiritus SPZL, TRX SPZL and Winterhill SPZL. The outstanding Super Tobacco model is presented in a SPZL makeup with a T-Toe overlay taken from the Bermuda. The Spiritus and Intack both return in SPZL treatments, reconstructed in premium materials and offered in bright colourways. The new casual-favourite McCarten SPZL launches in a Derby cut with black tooling for a true smart-casual aesthetic.
The apparel offering is a stellar update of original designs brought into the SPEZIAL oeuvre through material updates and contemporary branding details. The Abenstein Jacket reinvents the classic bomber silhouette taken from the Adidas archive featuring a reversible construction, ultrasonic welding and PRIMAloft insulation. The Ardwick Anorak translates a vintage workwear shape into a modern wardrobe staple, featuring a weather-ready ClimaStorm polyester composition, fleece-lined pockets and 3-stripes branding on the pocket flaps. The Ardwick Anorak has the same colour palette as the Ardwick SPZL shoe from very first SPEZIAL collection, green and charcoal grey. The final bit of outerwear is the lightweight and down-filled Kopelman Vest that’s designed to fit under any jacket as well as contemporary updates to the Beckenbauer. For AW17 the Lapkaus track suit makes its debut as well as a concise offering of graphic t-shirts inspired by archive adidas artwork.
The adidas SPEZIAL AW17 is launching online now.
Contemporary fashion and lifestyle brand Wood Wood are celebrating 15 years. Amongst the celebrations is a special capsule collection for AW17 with the global, British heritage label Barbour. In 2012, the two brands combined efforts in honour of Wood Wood celebrating 10 years; the finished product was solely a limited-edition Bedale jacket. This time around what’s on offer is a much more comprehensive collection featuring outerwear, t-shirts, corduroy pants and shirts.
The Copenhagen outfit and quintessentially British brand have created highly collectable pieces; the outerwear is so clearly Barbour only with a contemporary Wood Wood twist. The offering is playful and stylish whilst remaining highly functional, crafted to the high standards we have come to expect from both parties. This capsule collection blends modern and traditional design and the use of strong base colours and bright neon flashes is subtle but equally striking. The Wood Wood x Barbour collaboration is launching online and in-store on 23/09/17.
Japanese brand White Mountaineering and adidas Originals combine forces once more for the AW17 season, delivering Drop 2. Included in this latest offering is a Boston Super, Seeulater Alledo Trail Runner and a collection of utilitarian-inspired, technical apparel.
This collection features the same neutral, understated, earth-based colour palette as Drop 1 back in July. Once more, throughout both the clothing and footwear are recognizable traits of Yousuke Aizawa’s flamboyant design work featuring collaborative branding.
Both the Boston Super and Seeulater have been fashioned with Primeknit construction for a luxury feel and upmost comfort with the same military colour scheme carried over from the clothing. The collection includes original clothing pieces from the Adidas Archive all graced with a hint of White Mountaineering.
The collection blends Adidas’ archive aesthetic with high-end Japanese design perfectly, launching online and in-store on 09/09/17.
The latest addition to the adidas Originals EQT story is the EQT Cushion ADV in a monochrome colourway for AW17.
This new EQT features a knitted mesh upper with nubuck quarter panels, welded suede panels to the toe and a premium pigskin nubuck heel patch. This trainer has signature EQT molded details exhibiting the 3 stripes branding and reflective yarn, OG-inspired TPU lace loops, finished with the brand’s signature EVA outsole and dual-density tooling system.
This clean and contemporary adidas Originals EQT Cushion ADV is online now.
Our opening AW17 delivery from French label A.P.C. includes essential pieces from its HIVER 87 capsule collection. A.P.C. is celebrating 30 years by digging into the archive and producing a limited edition run of clothing and accessories, all decorated with original graphics and branding.
During the early days A.P.C. product was branded with either HIVER 87 or ETE 87 meaning Winter 87 and Summer 87. However, the French brand dropped this concept and subsequently the easier and cleaner A.P.C. branding came to fruition. As always, its collection is full of luxe, low-key staples that’ll enhance your winter wardrobe.