In honor of the soon-to-be-launched NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing collaboration, Shanghai's NikeLab X158 has set up a special in-store exhibition in honor of the high-profile release. The installation features soccer-themed creations from a trio of Chinese designers: Super Nature Design's contribution takes the form of "The Circle," a kickoff circle floating in midair at the center of the installation, with an outer ring made up of hundreds of hexagonal forms like the ones on a goal net, and an inner ring featuring 8-degree LED spotlights which shine in the center. Zhang Zhoujie uses digital technology to recreate a traditional football goal, resulting in a 3D computerized "mesh" that recreates the shape of a traditional goalmouth. Finally, WOFO, a Beijing-based two-artist team made up of Edmond Li and Jiang Li, presents the two-part "Fragments." Part 1, dubbed "Offense" uses 11 fragments (denoting the number of players on a soccer field) to make up a figure flash-frozen at mid-volley, while "Defense" consists of 11 fragments gilded with gold leaf, coalescing to form a player in the midst of a frantic dive. Check out more looks in the gallery below, and be sure to visit the store if you're in the area.
No.158 Xinle Lu | Map
Xu Hui Qu, Shanghai, China