The "I" in ISPA commands designers to improvise. Explicitly, the principles of the program remind "never be blocked by the first answer to a problem, IMPROVISE to see if the solution can be improved." That element of the ethos is visible through ISPA product to varying degrees, and in ISPA's early stages is best connected to the spirit of Nike's iterative advances in the Nike ISPA Inflate Jacket.
With an internal blue bladder serving as its signature element, the jacket proposes a manual loft solution for the spring season. It’s a period of the year where, from dawn to dusk, a variance of five degrees might feel pretty different. How can one garment provide adequate adaptive comfort?
With the ISPA Inflate Jacket, the proposed solution follows a historical antecedent: the 2006 Nike Airvantage, a stylish apparel proposition that provided an intricate arrangement of air channels built into its silhouette.
Here there is no 1:1 adaption of an innovation, instead the design riffs on an idea and finds a new form for it. What's realized is the introduction of a bold new silhouette.
The Nike ISPA Inflate Jacket launches globally March 13.