Adidas SPEZIAL Returns to Launch the Manchester 89 SPZL Trainer
Adidas SPEZIAL pays homage to the shoe's cultural roots in commemoration of Manchester hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
adidas SPEZIAL's Blackburn Exhibition Highlights the Power of Trainer Culture
Hetty Mahlich speaks with adidas brand consultant and SPEZIAL designer Gary Aspden about curating the adidas SPEZIAL Blackburn exhibition.
adidas SPEZIAL S/S 19
adidas Originals celebrate the second drop of the SPEZIAL S/S 19 collection with a fashion film directed by &SON Founder, Nick Griffiths.
Fashion Film: adidas SPEZIAL S/S 19
Robert Brooks showcases the second drop from the adidas SPEZIAL S/S 19 collection in a fashion film directed by &SON Founder, Nick Griffiths.
Fashion Film: Acid Winter
Nick Griffith's fashion film celebrates the release of the adidas SPEZIAL A/W 18 collection, rehashing the inextricable link between fashion and music, between adidas and Acid House.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL A/W 18
Marking the release of this season's SPEZIAL collection, adidas gives an exclusive history lesson in the story of the very first Acid Winter.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 18
To time with the release of adidas Originals x SPEZIAL’s S/S 18 collection, director Nick Griffiths and &SON take us on a utopian journey of 'the white isle'.
Fashion Film: adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 18
Brit-Pop Bez shares his reminiscences of the transcendent power of Ibiza's second Summer of Love in this season's adidas Originals fashion film.
adidas Originals x Spezial A/W 17
To celebrate the launch of adidas SPEZIAL for A/W 17, Nick Knight was asked to shoot pioneering streetwear icon Goldie.
Lookbook: adidas Originals x Spezial A/W 17
To celebrate the launch of the new season, Nick Knight shot streetwear icon Goldie in a dynamic editorial curated by longtime SHOWstudio collaborator Gary Aspden.
Fashion Film: adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 17
Sporting the latest Originals collection, Jamaican musician Chronixx takes us on a tour of his homeland expounding upon his dreams, passion for music and ambitions for the both himself and the island.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 17
To celebrate the launch of the S/S 17 SPEZIAL collection, Nick Griffiths and &SON offer a short film about Jamaican musician Chronixx.
Interview: Gary Aspden on the North
Gary Aspden considers the aspirational nature of sportswear and his developing desire for brands as a youth in Blackburn.
Editorial Gallery: adidas Originals x SPEZIAL A/W 16
Gary Aspden tapped Nick Knight to capture the new collection in a campaign starring Wolf Gillespie.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL A/W 16
To celebrate the return of adidas SPEZIAL for A/W 16, Gary Aspden asked Nick Knight to capture the new collection.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 16
This season's Spezial film takes the team to the Côte d’Azure to in pursuit of the European identity that runs through adidas' heritage.
Fashion Film: adidas Originals x SPEZIAL S/S 16
Set in between the vibrant city of Marseille and its idyllic coastline, this short tells multiple stories from a collective group of individuals who have a particular talent, from music and sailing to diving.
Sole Searching in South America 2
In the follow up to the first adidas Originals documentary, a group of adidas fans revisit an obscure trainer store in Argentina.
Documentary: Sole Searching in South America 2
In 2014 Gary Aspden and a gang of adidas fans travelled to Argentina to meet Carlos Ruiz, owner of an adidas dead stock store. In 2015, they returned to present Ruiz with his own very special shoe.
A project exploring Northern identity, depictions of the North of England in fashion imagery and the importance of place in creativity.
adidas Originals x SPEZIAL A/W 15
The third film featuring Gary Apsden's adidas Originals x SPEZIAL range mixes inspiration from the company's European roots along with Aspden’s own personal experiences of the brand.
Fashion Film: adidas Originals x SPEZIAL A/W 15
Musician Bill Ryder-Jones goes on a physical and cultural journey in the third film featuring Gary Apsden's adidas Originals x SPEZIAL range.
Video Essay: Trainers
Adidas consultant Gary Aspden provides a case study on the cultural history of the trainer using the Stan Smith as a springboard for his analysis.