JAPANESE ARTIST YUKO KANATANI AND NIKE DELIVER A SERIES OF LIMITED EDITION TIGHTS
[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]nspirations are powerful. They are the engines that fuel creativity and activity. For her design of the Nike Tight of the Moment-Sparkling Sunburst, Yuko Kanatani looked to visually capture the electric feeling one gets the moment an inspiration is born. For Yuko, this feeling is best captured with bright colors, a staple of the NTM-Sparkling Sunburst. The artist used acrylic paints to hand-draw a medley of shapes, each of which reflects the joyful mood she experiences upon discovering new inspirations.
The NTM-Sparkling Sunburst is the third and final tight from Yuko’s collaboration with Nike. Just as with the NTM-Magical Kaleidoscope and NTM-Midnight Craftwork, Yuko used a body map supplied by Nike Sport Research to inform her design. This enabled her to position her art to accentuate an athlete’s muscles and heating and cooling zones in a flattering fashion. Digital sublimation technology, which employs a heat press to send ink from a printed picture onto a piece of fabric, transferred the finished design onto the tights.
Nike Tight of the Moment is a performance proposition. Soft Nike Dri-FIT fabric helps pull sweat away from the skin to help keep athletes dry and comfortable.
The NTM-Sparkling Sunburst comes in two Nike Pro styles, the Nike Pro Tight and Nike Pro Sports Bra. The print will also be featured on the Nike Studio Wrap Pack
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT NTM-SPARKLING SUNBURST AT: NIKE.COM