sacai's designer uses the past to inform the present as she reworks logos, patterns, colors and hemlines on the 11-piece collection. She says, "Often, I take the things I like from two different items of clothing and splice them together to create a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts, I express the end result as a 'hybrid'." Classics like the Windrunner have been turned into a skirt while Tiempo short is also re-imagined. Tennis star Naomi Osaka and skateboard sensation Sky Brown model the collection.
Fraser Cooke, Nike's Special Projects Senior Director adds, "We saw immediately that Abe is very good at mixing up sportswear with high fashion. One of the things that we thought was really interesting about working with sacai was her way of layering and draping."
The apparel collection will release in two drops both taking place with sneaker releases. September 12 will be the release of the LDWaffle in new black/white/grey and pink/multi-color. September 19 will be the release of the Blazer Mid in an all-new black/white/grey. To purchase at sacai stores, keep an eye out for raffle details. In related news, the Nike Blazer Cactus Plant Flea Market Sponge By You is releasing at the end of the month.
9/12/19 (Thursday) - 1st drop, LDWaffle at sacai Aoyama, sacai On Lan Street, sacai Sanlitun, sacai Selfridges, sacai Le Bon Marche, sacai.jp
9/19/19 (Thursday) - 2nd drop, Blazer Mid at sacai Aoyama, sacai Selfridges, sacai Le Bon Marche, sacai.jp