Nike teams up with Chitose Abe, renowned Japanese fashion designer and founder of sacai, in a collection of reinterpreted classic sportswear silhouettes. The eight-piece capsule collection seamlessly blends iconic sports looks with a modern feminine edge in various bold colorways. The campaign was photographed by fashion photographer Craig McDean, featuring model Binx Walton.
New fabric innovations include a special mesh lace hem adorned on the trim of graphic Nike T-shirts, sacai’s signature paneling and bonded zippers attached without any stitching. Items consist of the Tech Fleece crew top, Tech Fleece hooded sweatshirt with zip, Windrunner jacket, Sport Skirt, Graphic tee, Tech Fleece dress, Tech Fleece crew top with back zip and the Tech Fleece pant.
The NikeLab x sacai spring collection launches globally on March 19th in NikeLab doors in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai and on nike.com/NikeLab in North America, Western Europe, Japan, and China as well as select stores globally including Dover Street Market and colette. The collection will also be available in Japan on March 25th. Love the collection, definitely one of the best collabs!
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Celebrating the Body in Motion
- Nike’s design ethos — to celebrate the body in motion — dovetails perfectly with sacai’s vision. Through Abe’s language of juxtaposition, the classic Nike Windrunner is reinterpreted as a skirt featuring plissé-style pleating . A hooded sweatshirt is not all that it seems with a peplum detail. These nuanced designs provide elements of surprise as the wearer turns from front to back. The panels combine with strategically placed openings and underlays to create fluidity when the garments are still or in motion, capturing the essence of Nike design through a sacai filter.