Heating up on and off the court this winter season, the Nike Icon Clash collection returns with a versatile line of mix-and-match workout pieces rooted in basketball design.
Sprinkled with feminine glam, such as gold and silver metallics, and paired with detailed stripes, jersey fabric and engineered knits, the pieces are tailored for a variety of workouts and transition easily to daily runways.
"With Nike's new Icon Clash collection, we’re really excited to extend the energy and amazing sport details from the game of basketball onto versatile products across running, training and more," says Jessica Laird, Nike Women's Apparel Senior Creative Director.
The apparel collection drops globally November 1.
While the fall can provide idyllic running conditions, it can also cast unexpectedly harsh weather: wind, rain, sloppy street puddles. Use this guide to outfit your miles, and never put a run on hold due to the elements.
Not a fan of either team? Kyrgios and Koston's picks are only a taste of Nike's deep NBA apparel collection, touting tees, sweaters, hoodies and more offered for all league allegiances.
To deliver inspiring and inspired apparel to young girls, look no further than sports-loving artist Dear Giana, and her new collaboration with Nike, below.
The three limited-edition T-shirts and hat will be available in youth sizes October 11 on nike.com in North America.
The Nike SB x NBA Collection draws from basketball’s enduring influence on skateboarding. Highlighting classic silhouettes, the collection unites two cultures with distinct crossovers in style and function — a fact skaters themselves know well.
“Growing up in Southern California in the '80s was what got me into basketball,” says Nike SB skateboarder Eric Koston. “I was getting deep into skateboarding in high school, but having the Showtime Lakers as my home team was so exciting to watch. They were at the peak of their championship wins, they had their rivalry with the Celtics – it was compelling, competitive, flashy basketball.”
The collection’s two pieces of apparel — the Nike SB x NBA Satin Bomber and the Nike SB x NBA Hoodie — are adorned with an oversized Association logo, an iconic symbol of style, individuality and fandom.
Classic basketball silhouettes compose the footwear assortment, including the Nike Bruin, Blazer and Dunk. In the shoes’ earliest forms, key features like padded ankle collars and flat soles were a natural fit for skateboarders who needed protection and tight boardfeel while riding.
“As a skateboarder, I’ve always looked at those early basketball shoes from an aesthetic standpoint — because the style was always cool — but also from a technological standpoint, because of the similarities in our need for impact and support,” says Koston.
The Nike SB x NBA Collection releases October 13 on nike.com and at select retailers. The pink Nike SB x NBA Bruin and pink Nike SB x NBA Hoodie release December 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.
With Nike City Ready, the debut launch from Nike Women's Collections, Maria Vu, Senior Creative Director Nike Women's, and an all-female design team deliver a balance of forward-thinking innovation and directional silhouettes.
"The Nike City Ready Motion Adapt Bra is a great example of our promise," explains Vu. "Our challenge was how to take our incredible motion adapt technology, and make it beautiful and really push it through a transformative aesthetic lens without compromising the performance."
Heads up: Forward-looking Nike Sportswear has a progressive new collection, Nike Sport Pack. Featuring dynamic graphics, textiles and silhouettes that reference both heritage details and contemporary design, the collection distorts the boundaries of sport to deliver a new language of creative self-expression.
Nike Sport Pack will be available in Greater China August 1, and globally August 16.