The third adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection has just landed and sees reinvented takes on the German sportswear giant’s 70s archive by taking inspiration from two sporting landmarks for Autumn/Winter 2015.

adidas Originals x SPEZIAL AW15

Curated by the adidas Creative Consultant himself, Gary Aspden, the range is influenced by the adidas Freizeit of the 70s – a terms which translates into English as ‘free time’. Clearly this is sportswear designed for lounging and not sporting performance.

The adidas x SPEZIAL AW15 collection looks at the sporting landscape of that era and earmarks two locations where adidas had a big cultural impact during the 70s – Liverpool and Innsbruck.

Liverpool was at the heart of the football casual movement that spawned during the 70s, with many casuals choosing the three stripes as their uniform of choice as opposed to a replica shirt. While Innsbruck in Austria played host to the 1976 Winter Olympics, where a vast majority of the athletes donned the trefoil.

To document the tale of the two cities, Liverpudlian musician Bill Ryder-Jones travelled to Innsbruck sporting the 18-piece strong collection. The collection covers all bases with outerwear pieces, such as jerseys and legwear, as well as a range of footwear styles that offers some fresh takes on classic silhouettes.

The lookbook clearly will appeal to Joes with later decades in their hearts too with comparisons to early 90s Britpop gear not far off the mark. The adidas Originals x SPEZIAL Autumn/Winter 2015 will drop this Saturday 19th September and will be available through various outlets including End Clothing.




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