If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Nike is continuing their collaboration with Chitose Abe with a new 11-piece collection. Hallelujah. Abe’s clever cut, precision, colour and Sacai sass are the perfect elements infused into Nike’s slick sportswear – in this case she drapes, layers, the Windrunner becomes a skirt and the Tiempo shorts are reconstructed. “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,” Abe says. “I express the end result as a ‘hybrid’… There has to be a genuine interest or connection in order for me to create something new and unexpected. Another important thing is that the partnership needs to contribute exactly half the work.” And so the iconic Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle in its clever double-vision style is back for a new round in pink, grey and a black-grey. Stocking up. And with Naomi Osaka working the collection, we are loving it. As is always the way with Sacai and Nike. A whole lotta strong, smart women.
by Roxy Lola