By 19th Hole Staff
NikeLab has created two new collections for the holiday season, with the “x sacai” line utilizing new materials for the sake of texture and silhouette, and the “Women’s Training” line using high-tech materials with refined style to redefine high-function performance wear.
The x sacai collection explores texture and silhouette by applying new fabrics to a wider selection of sportswear archetypes. The collection is built on a foundation of warm, plush fabrics: Nike Tech Fleece, knits and traditional materials such as wool and leather. Several of the items, including the NikeLab x sacai Destroyer Pleated Back Jacket, NikeLab x sacai Tech Fleece Cable Back Crew and NikeLab x sacai Destroyer Wool Skirt, feature exaggerated, oversized silhouettes. And while some of NikeLab x sacai’s details are highly visual—such as a pleated cape that explodes with volume and color—others are hidden to all but the wearer.
“I want everyone to touch, feel and enjoy the collection,” said Chitose Abe, founder and designer of sacai. “Sacai’s vision is to take classic styles that are familiar to everyone, such as the cardigan, shirt or jacket, and play with the fabrics and silhouettes,” he added. “We create a new interpretation of classic styles. I applied this same design philosophy to the NikeLab x sacai collection, expressing the style of Nike that everyone knows through sacai’s eye.”
The NikeLab Women’s Training collection combines high-tech materials with refined style to fashion highly functional performance wear adaptable to warm-up, high-intensity training and cool-down. The collection includes layering pieces like the NikeLab Women’s Training Asymmetrical Tank Top and the NikeLab Women’s Training Dri-FIT Wool Top, as well as the NikeLab Women’s Training Pro Hyperwarm Tights. Additional signature pieces geared for training in any condition include the NikeLab Women’s Training Jacket, the NikeLab Women’s Training Compression Vest and NikeLab Zoom Fit Agility shoes.
“We wanted to create a collection that is sophisticated but allows women to be ready for anything,” said designer Johanna F. Schneider. “We want women to have the freedom to express themselves as well as the freedom to be physical.”
Both collections can be found at select NikeLab stores, and online in the NikeLab section of nike.com.
IMAGES BY NIKE
FOR MORE INFORMATION: NIKE.COM