Adidas design guru Gary Aspden gives talk to students at Blackburn College University Centre

Gary Aspden, a former Blackburn College student, gave a visiting lecture to around 200 students ahead of The British Textile Biennial headline exhibition: ‘CINQUANTA 50 years of sportswear innovation C.P. Company’.  The Darwen-born brand expert is known for his in-depth knowledge of adidas and his vast vintage adidas archive. His work is based in London, but he spends much of his time in Lancashire which he cites as his biggest source of inspiration.