adidas Originals Spezial SS18 | Coming Soon

adidas Originals Spezial SS18 | Coming Soon

Running shoes were always the footwear of choice for all night parties.

Shot on location in Ibiza, and drawing inspiration from the pioneering years of the UK rave scene, the collection acts as a natural successor to the journey of discovery told through previous SPEZIAL collections.

With a key message of Escape, Unity, Tolerance and Discovery, it pays homage to the values of an era that remain equally relevant 30 years on from the birth of the UK Acid House movement, a movement that adidas was without question intrinsic to.

A bold colour palette of pastel shades, the ‘Mod Trefoil’ logo and detailed embroidery are applied to apparel pieces as adidas Spezial continues to blend elements of the brand’s rich archive with pop cultural references to create this modern range. Bold, late 80s inspired graphics appear throughout the collection featured on a selection of t shirts, a track top, sweatshirt and an all-important beach towel.

Sought after adidas footwear silhouettes are rejuvenated with indoor shoes and gum soled suedes included alongside new hybrid shoes like the Glenbuck SPZL runners which give a nod to the styling of the late 80s.

The collection is presented in a series of stills shot by celebrated British photographer Kevin Cummins who famously documented the halcyon days and nights of Acid House in 1988, along with a short film by &SON. This Ibiza based film features an acid soundtrack produced by ‘People, Places and Things’ with Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor that is narrated by the Acid House shaman that is Bez of the Happy Mondays.

The adidas Spezial SS18 Collection is Coming Soon to Footpatrol.