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.