16 March 2016 13:45:00
adidas Originals × SPEZIAL
A mix of French sophistication, German sports heritage and British fashion view in adidas Originals × SPEZIAL release
Designer and collector
«We look to aspects of our DNA that have a French flavor and reinvent them through the eyes of a British man».
The German brand adidas Originals continues its collaboration with the British designer and sneaker collector Gary Aspden. This year the joint line SPEZIAL draws its inspiration from the landscapes of South France, thus reflecting the whole Euroсentric focus of the German label. The combination of rich sports traditions of adidas Originals and progressive up-to-date silhouettes, high quality materials and elegant aesthetic style of Cote d’Azur shows us the specificity and sophistication of the SPEZIAL line.
adidas has a long history of cooperation with France. This country imbued the German brand for new discoveries and really inspired Gary Aspden for creation of the unique shoe line. One of these interesting examples of searching the archives is the model adidas Originals Lacombe. Its prototype allegedly was tennis shoes adidas Newcombe, which were initially released in 1971 in France, and named in honor of the Australian tennis player John Newcombe. The Hochelaga model also has French roots: its progenitor, the Montreal model, was first released in France as part of one of the most renowned and legendary “City Series”. By the way, the name change of this particular model can be simply explained: Hochelaga is a Canadian archipelago, which includes both the island and the city of Montreal.
WHAT WE’VE GOT
At our store, you can purchase five archive adidas Originals SPEZIAL models: Hochelaga, ZX 400, Originals 350, Lacombe and Cote. The retro models are made from the combination of premium materials, such as leather or suede, and are represented in the original colorways with contrasting details. Separately, it’s worth notifying the roomy vintage bag, with which a trip to Marseille will be more enjoyable. In our photo shoot, we tried to reflect the spirit of this collection, thinking of the mood of its creators.
Release date: March 19.
10:00 – available only at the Moscow store.
22:00 – available online.
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