Innovation and tradition come together in the Nike N7 Holiday 2013 Collection, highlighted by a collaboration between Nike and Pendleton Woolen Mills taking the form of a blanket to benefit the American Indian College Fund. In developing the design, Nike N7 Collection Designer Derek Roberts looked to traditional Native American dress for inspiration, resulting in a small pattern of arrows at the bottom that repeats and grows in scale towards the center and culminates in a mirror-image pattern from top to bottom. The center of the blanket design prominently features the Nike N7 mark — three arrows pointing back to signify past generations, three arrows pointing forward to denote future generations, and arrows in the center to represent the current generation. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the blanket will benefit the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students.
The blanket is the inspiration for four additional pieces in the Nike N7 Holiday 2013 Collection: PWM N7 Windrunner Jacket, PWM N7 Graphic Tee, men’s PWM N7 Air Force 1 High and women’s PWM N7 Roshe Run. The goods will be available at Nike.com and Nike and Foot Locker locations across the United States and Canada beginning October 26th. The Nike PWM N7 Blanket will be available at both Nike.com and Pendleton.com. 21 Mercer will also feature the Nike N7 Pendleton Woolen Mill fabric for a limited time as part of its bespoke offerings. Check out detailed looks below.
Release Date: October 26th, 2013 (Saturday)