adidas SPEZIAL returns for an AW18 outing as it continues to tell the story of Acid House from the summer season as the ‘Second Summer of Love’ celebrates its 30th anniversary. The story focuses on the cultural phenomenon of warehouse parties, that first ‘Acid Winter’ and how the legacy of those first-generation ravers continue to endure […]
adidas SPEZIAL returns for an AW18 outing as it continues to tell the story of Acid House from the summer season as the ‘Second Summer of Love’ celebrates its 30th anniversary. The story focuses on the cultural phenomenon of warehouse parties, that first ‘Acid Winter’ and how the legacy of those first-generation ravers continue to endure through the energy of 21st century sound systems. adidas SPEZIAL again paints a picture of how fashion and music has had a lasting global influence and how adidas was a key element within it. Building upon the SS18 content, the AW18 collection reflects how the energy of outdoor raves in the Summer of Love were transplanted into the underground of the warehouse parties as Acid House made its way to inner cities and took on a new look, a new ethos and a new audience.
Starting with the apparel there is a bold, colourful and winterised offering featuring a strong-looking series of outerwear, graphic t-shirts, a matching tracksuit, winter-ready headwear and the Mod Trefoil sweatshirt returns in a seasonal colourway. With the change in weather the direction naturally turns to coats as a reversible puffer, the archive-inspired Loton jacket, the lightweight and packable Aigburth jacket and the Beckenbauer-esque Harpurhey track top arrives in-line with the temperature dipping.
The footwear styles are always a highly-anticipated subject around adidas SPEZIAL and this A/W it’s no exception with a vibrant and colourful selection of trainers. Technical runners have always played a huge part and will always be associated with dance music so naturally retro runners feature within this collection.
The Lowertree SPZL is a brand-new hybrid with roots in the iconic Marathon Competition whilst the ZX452 SPZL is based around a shoe that was originally designed with a feminine aesthetic but was adopted by men due to the striking pastel colours; it’s been updated and revised for the current day. The Munchen SPZL arrives in a classic 80s Gazelle colourway of lime green and is partnered with a classic adidas collegiate blue colourway. The popular Mallison SPZL returns alongside an Indoor Comp SPZL, inspired by the archive Indoor Star with an 80s adidas colourway that was used across several styles including the now-iconic Lendl series. The Wilsy SPZL is a like-for-like reissue of the sought-after Universal Indoor silhouette and the Punstock SPZL is the latest ‘leisure’ shoe that has roots in the adidas Freizeit range and adds further depth to the variety of styles on offer.
DROP ONE | 07/09/18
Munchen Super SPZL
Munchen Super SPZL
Indoor Comp SPZL
Carnforth Reverisble Puffer Jacket
Harpurhey Track Jacket
Harpurhey Track Pants
Mod Trefoil Sweatshirt
Mod Trefoil Beanie
Drop Two | 21/09/18
adidas SPEZIAL AW18 Drop One is launching at The Hip Store on 07/09/18 with Drop Two launching on 21/09/18.