“ADIDAS SPEZIAL RETURNS FOR SPRING-SUMMER 2020”
This season, adidas Spezial takes inspiration from the look and the lineage of the British Soul scenes. There is a thread runs from the Northern Soul phenomenon of the 1970s through the early House/Jazz Fusion of the 80s through Acid Jazz in the 90s that has left an unshakable imprint and legacy. Spezial brings a contemporary take on this story across a range of apparel and footwear, rediscovering long-lost gems from the adidas archive and creating premium editions of essential 3-stripes apparel.
The apparel for this collection features the Standish anorak, a terrace classic in Ash Blue with an orange colour pop. There is the boxy-fit Holbeck jacket in Spice Yellow that is rain proof and features a contrast inside binding.
The Newsam long sleeve polo comes in an engineered knit whilst there are two new T-shirt styles in the artcliffe and McLoughlin along with the Heswall shorts - all featuring adidas SPEZIAL branding. The leckgate tracksuit, arguably the hero piece of the apparel collection, is based on the fit of the Forest Gate tracksuit - a Spezial classic from back in 2017.
“THE PLECKGATE TRACKSUIT, ARGUABLY THE HERO PIECE OF THE APPAREL COLLECTION, IS BASED ON THE FIT OF THE FOREST GATE TRACKSUIT - A SPEZIAL CLASSIC FROM BACK IN 2017.”
The SPEZIAL footwear selection for SS20 consists of four styles, blending adidas’ iconic aesthetic with the eye for detail and authenticity now synonymous with the SPEZIAL range. The Ashurst SPZL - based on the adidas Sydney from the City Running Series - rejuvenates a hard-to-find shoe from the adidas archive and gives people the chance to finally get their hands on this vintage silhouette.
The Lotherton SPZL takes the much loved Ardwick SPZL silhouette from the very first SPEZIAL collection and re-adjusts it to create a completely new hybrid that uses the vintage adidas Florida colour-way. The footwear selection also includes the easy-to-wear Training 76 SPZL, a low profile shoe that takes its lead from the Japanese version of the adidas Berlin. Finally there is the Zurro SPZL, whose upper pattern is based on the vintage adidas Azzurro married up with the striped midsole of an ultra rare version of the adidas Montreal 76.
adidas SPEZIAL SS20 is completed by a range of accessories that overlays the collection’s Soul influence onto classics from previous SPEZIAL collections along with the archival classics. Both the SPEZIAL towel and Mod Trefoil socks return in new iterations, and are accompanied by the Meanwood bucket hat. The Parbold bag is the flagship piece that acts as story teller for the collection - adorned with graphic patches it gives a nod to the adidas bags carried by those aficionados of the Northern Soul era.
adidas Spezial is a love letter to the expansive history of adidas Originals - particularly British ‘terrace’ styles and the cultures that surround them. It connects the dots throughout the decades to create the definitive casual wardrobe for all generations.
adidas SPEZIAL Spring-Summer 2020 launches at Crossover Online only by 12th June 2020.
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