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December 09, 2015

Year of the Windrunner: NikeLab x sacai

In 2016, the year of sport’s ultimate competition, Nike is celebrating its foremost apparel icon: the Nike Windrunner Jacket. Designed in the late '70s, the silhouette has been a fixture on medal stands and city streets ever since — seen on everyone from distance runners to spinning b-boys.

This “Year of the Windrunner” celebration begins with two NikeLab partnerships: Stone Island and sacai. Both have reimagined the Nike Windrunner with an inventive use of new materials, shapes and colors.

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For designer Chitose Abe, the goal of the NikeLab x sacai collection has been to transform classic performance icons into functional sport hybrids. The NikeLab x sacai Year of the Windrunner jacket — Abe’s fourth take on the silhouette — mixes a faux-fur hood and body with ripstop fabric for a unique exploration of texture and movement.

The NikeLab x sacai Year of the Windrunner jacket will be available on December 17 at select NikeLab retailers and on nike.com/nikelab.