Designer of the moment Chitose Abe of Sacai, the label on the rise, have released their second collab with NikeLab.
If you are a follower of the ‘sports luxe’ trend then look no further.
Chitose has a love of traditional yet innovative juxtapositions. She has taken the simple silhouettes we all know and love from the Nike archive and transformed them, at a second look, into something exciting.
The old favourite Windrunner jacket now reveals a sensational pleated cape when the wearer moves. Flashes of mesh, satin and lace peek out from under fleece and nylon, bright streaks of colour appear and disappear as the garment is worn.
Nike’s classic Dunk Lux basketball shoe receives an ultra modern fabulous ‘slip on’ makeover, it showcases all of the key concepts of the Sacai collection; fluidity, comfort and freedom of movement.
The collaboration brings a fresh take that fuses sport inspired classics with a bold expression.
Our need for health and exercise is ever so relevant, and producing practical sportswear that not only works, but also looks fast, fashionable, innovative and individual is exactly why this sports luxe trend is here to stay.
Designers are doing their part to influence us to move, they are making it easier to get out the door and exercise – who doesn’t want to be seen in these clothes?! You can go for a run and end at that cool coffee shop and not be embarrassed by the moth bitten ‘hole’ you have in your tights!! With this collection, the holes are perfectly placed and ever so cool!!
The collection will hit selected Nike stores by June 11, or can be purchased at nike.com/au
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