SHOWstudio is proud to celebrate the adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection, a premium, archive-inspired range curated by SHOWstudio contributor Gary Aspden, with the exclusive launch of a new, heart-warming documentary. Given that each piece of the collection looks to adidas' rich history as a starting point for its designs, it's apt that the film features numerous gems from adidas' past, saved and preserved by a truly original character.
After a tip off about a store stacked high with vintage adidas products Aspden put together a team of fellow adidas fanatics to travel to Buenos Aires. Invitees were musician Ian Brown, notorious adidas collector Robert Brooks and adidas enthusiast Mike Chetcuti – whilst photographer Neil Bedford and film maker Greg Bond documented the trip. The objective was to find rare archive pieces for research purposes as well as vintage footwear to exhibit in the forthcoming SPEZIAL exhibition as part of Design Manchester 14. The full 12 minute documentary launched exclusively on SHOWstudio.