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adidas Spezial Present Pre-Spring 2023 Collection

Setting you up in an outdoor-inspired seasonal style that seamlessly carries across to offer comfort in the stands of your favourite stadium, adidas Spezial has unveiled its pre-spring 2023 collection.

Fronted by renowned actor, Stephen Graham, the latest campaign sees adidas Spezial head into the wilds of Iceland, celebrating the awe-inspiring connection between humans and nature. The adidas Spezial Pre-Spring 2023 collection features a number of highly crafted looks with a focus on recycled fabrics; six classic footwear silhouettes line up alongside a range of apparel and accessories to round out a set of looks that fully leverage the sub-label’s expertly-curated exploration of functional cues and timeless styles.

Starting with apparel and accessories, adidas Spezial’s Pre-Spring 2023 collection features a number of highly crafted looks with a focus on recycled fabrics. Headlining the collection are two distinct outerwear pieces: the Feniscowles Jacket and the Kearsley Jacket. Inspired by Spring/Summer 2019’s Wardour Jacket, the olive green Feniscowles Jacket is an update on one of Spezial's most iconic looks, awash with technical pockets and boasting a 100 percent recycled polyester construction. Similarly, the Kearsley Jacket takes inspiration from Fall/Winter 2016’s Lammack Parka and boasts a two-tone orange colourway in a 100 percent recycled polyamide construction. 

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In quintessentially Spezial fashion, the collection also plays host to an elevated tracksuit: for Pre- Spring 2023 it’s the Tockholes TT and TP in a 100 percent recycled fleece construction. A selection of t- shirts and polos, meanwhile, offer a number of perfect layering opportunities. The seasonal offering is then completed with the inclusion of the Feniscowles Hat – a modern take on the under-celebrated Deerstalker silhouette featuring adjustable ear flaps and a 100% recycled polyester material makeup.

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From apparel to footwear, and it's a selection that takes all occasions into account, providing style options alongside functional outdoor offerings – still with a set amount of signature swagger in their DNA. The Hochelaga SPZL is accompanied by the Hochelaga Super, and the Hartness SPZL takes inspiration from 1980s runners with an upper pattern that draws on the all-weather adidas HRC.

The Arkesden SPZL blends a classic Campus tooling with an upper pattern that is rooted in the iconic Lacombe SPZL, the Hiaven SPZL is the outdoor specialist of the group, while the Denim Italia SPZL reimagines the classic 70s model in a premium denim execution for a far more street-ready approach. Finally, rounding off the footwear offering is the Newrad SPZL, which was originally introduced in Fall/Winter 2020 but is reimagined for the colder seasons in monochrome dark brown leather.

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The latest adidas Spezial collection arrives in limited quantities on 10 February and will be available through Confirmed and select retailers.

Daniel Jones

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