Nike, even though it’s an athletic company, has slowly but surely been entering the world of high fashion. More and more designers are collaborations with the brand such as, Riccardo Tisci, Pedro Lourenço, Johanna F. Schneider, Errolson Hugh and now, Sacai. Nike says the decision to work with Sacai designer Chitose Abe came from a shared passion for innovation and style. “The idea of functionality is important to me, as is fabric innovation, which has always been at the heart of Sacai.” The eight-piece collection merges different sports style (running, tennis, football) with Sacai’s signature paneling, pleating, and peplums. The collection will also include a totally new version of the Nike Air Max sneaker.
The NikeLab x Sacai collection will be available March 19.