The second season of the Spezial collection for Spring Summer 2015 has landed. The brainchild of Gary Aspden and the product of adidas craftsmanship. The collection harks back to the golden age of the tracksuit in which Gary explains it was a symbol of affluence rather than anything else. To be viewed as leisurewear rather than sportswear, the Spezial apparel has an air of sophistication unlike most sportswear product and takes the fans back to a forgotten age.
Following on from autumn and winter success, adidas Originals have unveiled the latest Spezial collection spearheaded by Gary Aspden. Again focusing on premium leisure footwear and the best of adidas, Spezial is packed full of archive references and cultural design cues. Whilst we await the collection's arrival due for release on the 28th February, take a look at the vintage catalog ads below and let adidas talk you through the footwear offering. From the use of GORE-TEX to Freizet revival, it's a real labour of love showing just how much experience the Originals team boasts.
Always a release to look forward to, ASICS present this year's Valentine's Pack starring the ever popular Gel Lyte V. After last year's Gel Lyte III and Saga offerings, this one puts the Gel Lyte V in focus with a sultry red upper made using a premium set of materials inspired by the red roses often gifted around the big day. Main features of this romantic rendition include crumpled paneling, a red roses print and subtle reflective detailing at the rear. These passionate touches add a sense of intrigue and create a breath-taking shoe that you'll notice something new on every time you look at it.
Numbers are limited but the Gel Lyte V 'Valentine's Day' is now available both online and in-store priced at £100.
Offering up outerwear solutions for spring and summer, MA.STRUM Official has delivered it's first drop for the new year. In focus here is the Lightweight Dispatch Jacket and the Warm Weather Field Parka, two adaptable silhouettes providing a barrier between the wearer and the elements. Both are evolved versions of classic designs and pioneering technology from the Osti studio.
Stay tuned as both pieces become available both online and in-store in the coming days. The Lightweight Dispatch Jacket (MAS1214 - Gold) is priced at £315 and the Warm Weather Field Parka (MAS1216 - Claret) is £300.