adidas SPEZIAL FW18

adidas SPEZIAL returns for Fall-Winter 2018 with a collection of apparel, footwear and accessories that continues to tell the story of Acid House in the year of its 30th anniversary. Focusing on the cultural phenomenon of warehouse parties, that first ‘Acid Winter’, and how the legacy of those first generation ravers continues to endure through the energy of 21st century sound systems.
Inspired by those parallels between the modern sound system subculture and early Acid House, it tells the story of how that fashion and music has had a lasting global influence – and how adidas was a key element within it. This premium range returns with a bold, colourful and boundary-pushing offering.
Building on the success of SPEZIAL’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection it reflects how the energy of the outdoor raves in the Summer of Love were transplanted into the underground of the warehouse parties. As Acid House made its way back to inner cities, it took on a new look, a new ethos and a new audience. 




The colour palette remains vibrant across an offering of graphic T-shirts, heritage-inspired footwear and accessories, but this time with a more winterised offering. The popular Mod Trefoil sweat returns in a seasonal colour update, whilst the Carnforth reversible puffer is a colourful addition to the SPEZIAL outerwear family.
The Loton jacket, inspired by archival adidas product from the late 80s, is modernised in a technical Climastorm fabric whilst the Aigburth anorak offers a lightweight packable option with iconic 3M detailing on The Three Stripes. The Harpurhey tracksuit, based on the fit of the popular Beckenbauer SPEZIAL product completes the collection of apparel along with a beanie, long-sleeve and short-sleeve T-shirt, emblazoned with graphics that reflect the story of the Acid Winter.
Alongside apparel sits a vibrant, colourful selection of footwear, all incorporating SPEZIAL’s commitment to the brand’s heritage as well as innovation and a modern aesthetic. Running shoes were always the essential for all night dancing and this is reflected in the footwear selection. The Lowertree SPZL silhouette is a new hybrid that has its roots in the iconic Marathon Competition, whilst the ZX452 SPZL is based on a shoe that was designed with a feminine aesthetic but was adopted by boys for their pastel colourway - is updated and reborn for the modern collector.



A lime green Munchen Super SPZL, a reference to an 80s Gazelle colourway, is complemented by a version in classic adidas blue and white. The popular hybrid Mallison SPZL returns using a classic Gazelle Indoor tooling, whilst the collection’s commitment to authenticity and heritage is cemented with an Indoor Comp SPZL inspired by the archive Indoor Star with an 80s adidas colour way that was used across a number of styles (including the now legendary Lendl series). The Wilsy SPZL is a 1:1 remake of one of the sought-after Universal indoor silhouettes. The Punstock SPZL continues the SPEZIAL lineage of new hybrid leisure shoes that have their roots in the adidas Freizeit range and adds further depth to the variety of styles on offer. The adidas SPEZIAL FW18 Collection will arrive in two drops, with the first drop launching:

ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September at 23:00BST.
 IN-STORE launch at 10:00BST on Friday September 7th

Drop 2 will launch on September 21st.
Read below to find out which pieces will be included in each drop:

DROP 1



adidas Munchen Super SPZL
 B41810
IntGreen/White/White
Price: £99.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Munchen Super SPZL
B41812
CRoyal/White/White
Price: £99.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Indoor Comp 
B41820
Footwear White/SupCol/CoreBrown
Price: £109.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST 



adidas Lowertree SPZL
B41822
White/Laser Purple/Aerree
Price: £109.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Punstock SPZL
B41826
Timber/Timber/SupCol
Price: £119.00
 Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Carnforth Puffa Jacket SPZL
DM1352
Night Navy/Aero Reef
Price: £329.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST 



adidas Graphic LS Tee SPZL
DM1355
Off White
Price: £55.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Graphic SS Tee SPZL
DM1358
Medium Grey Heather
Price: £43.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST
 


adidas Harpurhey Track Top SPZL
DM1357
Dark Navy
Price: £119.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



Adidas Harpurhey Track Pant SPZL
DM1359
NIGHT NAVY
Price: £109.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



adidas Loton Jacket SPZL
DM1360
Power Blue
Price: £229.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST
 


adidas Mod Trefoil Crew SPZL
DM1687
Light Purple 
Price: £99.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST



Adidas Aigburth Anorak SPZL
DM3324
Clear Onix
Price: 169.00
Launch: Thursday 20th of September ONLINE; 23:00BST


 
adidas Mod Trefoil Beanie SPZL
DM1484
Night Navy
Price: £38.00
Launch: ONLINE; Thursday 6th of September 23:00BST
IN-STORE; Friday 7th of September 10:00BST

DROP 2 



adidas ZX452 SPZL
B41823
ClGrey/HazCor/Clonix
Price: £119.00
Launch: Thursday 20th of September ONLINE; 23:00BST



adidas Wilsy SPZL
B41821
White/Navy/White
Price: £89.00
Launch: Thursday 20th of September ONLINE; 23:00BST 



adidas Mallison SPZL
B41824
Brown/Chalk/Brown
Price: £99.00
Launch: Thursday 20th of September ONLINE; 23:00BST

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