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Nike x sacai Takes Running Heritage Down a New Path

Nike x sacai Takes Running Heritage Down a New Path

Chitose Abe describes intuition as a guiding force. Things have to make sense for the sacai founder, even when creating something never-before-seen. Her latest project with Nike follows accordingly. The 11-piece collection combines the past and present of Nike’s running apparel innovations through a tour de force of strikingly-contrasted logos, patterns, colors and hemlines. The output channels Abe’s signature design language, which brings a new irreverence to running style and extends a partnership with Nike that began in 2014. "sacai was just at the beginning of its foray into the international realm,” says Fraser Cooke, Special Projects Senior Director. “We saw...

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The Nike x UNDERCOVER SU19 Collection is Deceptively Multidimensional

The Nike x UNDERCOVER SU19 Collection is Deceptively Multidimensional

For almost a decade, Jun Takahashi has worked with Nike on the running-focused Gyakusou line, which takes inspiration from his own sporting interest and probes the interplay of fluid movement, fixed environment and the meditative value of running. Beginning this summer, Takahashi extends his relationship with Nike by way of a formal collaboration with his brand, UNDERCOVER. “With Nike, we are able to explore technical materials and fabrications that allow for new investigations of UNDERCOVER's design principles,” says Takahashi. With the debut of Nike x UNDERCOVER, Takahashi challenges two things: static volume and utility norms. Each of the four garments in the collection...

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Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress” Collection

Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress” Collection

The Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress” collection salutes the unbreakable confidence held by runners. The international running community embraces the power of self-belief, consistent from the unprecedented marathon performances of ’84 through the continued efforts to break boundaries in ’19, and in every fight for a personal best or world record. While times may not be equal and races are won by one one-hundredth of a second, runners, though self-reliant, share the drive toward consistent progress. For the “Athlete in Progress” collection, Virgil Abloh taps Nike’s rich heritage in track and field. The assortment balances performance product with post-run apparel...

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