In anticipation of the upcoming adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection, an archive-informed premium capsule collection curated by adidas brand guru and consultant Gary Aspden, film maker Neil Bond and photographer Neil Bedford present this intriguing trailer to their upcoming 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 – all documented by Bedford and Bond.
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. Look out for the full documentary in the upcoming weeks.