For FW18, adidas SPEZIAL is paying homage to the 30th anniversary of Acid House, a sub-genre of house music developed around the mid-1980s. The collection then hones in on the cultural phenomenon of warehouse parties and how that first generation of ravers remain influential to this day.
Featuring apparel, footwear, and accessories, adidas SPEZIAL FW18 is highlighted by a vibrant color palette shown across graphic T-shirts and heritage-inspired sneakers. Outerwear includes the packable Loton jacket, inspired by archival adidas products from the ’80s, and the colorful Carnforth reversible puffer. The Mod Trefoil sweat returns this season, in addition to the Harpurhey tracksuit, a beanie, and long-sleeve and short-sleeve T-shirts featuring graphics pointing to the story of the Acid Winter.
As running shoes were essential for all-night dancing, the FW18 adidas SPEZIAL selection welcomes the Lowertree SPZL, a new hybrid, the ZX452 SPZL, a lime green Munchen Super SPZL, the Mallison SPZL hybrid, the Indoor Comp SPZL in a classic ’80s adidas colorway, the Wilsy SPZL remake, and the Punstock SPZL, a new hybrid leisure shoe.
The initial drop for adidas SPEZIAL FW18 takes place September 7, followed by a second release on September 21.
In related news, adidas’s new Torsion Dimension Lo is retro in all the right ways.
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