Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

adidas Originals x SPEZIAL AW15

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.

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.

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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.

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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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