Nike is celebrating seven years of its N7 program with the Holiday 2014 collection, featuring running, basketball, sportswear and training styles adorned with graphics inspired by Northwest Coastal Art. As always, the overriding theme is a reflection of the Native philosophy, which posits that in every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. Prominent motifs take the form of the raven, a bringer of light and a powerful storyteller and teacher, along with the frog, known for its knowledge and adaptability to live both in water and on land. Those graphics were developed by Peter Boome, a Northwest Coastal Salish artist, who grounded the designs in black and red to reflect traditional art. Gold and silver accents signify the seventh anniversary of N7.
Apparel pieces include the N7 Raven and Frog graphic tees, N7 graphic hoodie, N7 printed zone shirt and N7 printed tight. Footwear silhouettes are made up of the N7 KD7, N7 Free Inneva Woven, N7 Zoom Pegasus 31 and N7 Roshe Run Woven. The pieces are modeled below by a trio of Nike N7 ambassadors: soccer player Temryss Lane of the Lummi Nation in Washington state; basketball player Damen Bell-Holter of the Haida tribe in Alaska; and slopestyle snowboarder Spencer O’Brien of the Kwakwakw’wakw tribe in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The N7 Holiday 2014 collection will be available starting tomorrow at Nike.com, as well as Nike and Foot Locker locations across the United States and Canada.
Release Date: 11/8/2014 (Tomorrow)