Building on his rich partnership with Nike, designer Jun Takahashi complements his Fall 2014 UNDERCOVER collection with three fresh renditions of the Nike Dunk Sky Hi. The idea of modern meets medieval extends fluidly into the Nike x UNDERCOVER Dunk Sky Hi collection with the inclusion of premium materials and faux animal prints.
Takahashi’s decision to use the Dunk Sky Hi as a canvas is no coincidence. Besides its popularity among his close friends, Takahashi was drawn to the Nike Dunk Sky Hi’s subtle modifications. The Dunk Sky Hi’s concealed wedge updates an iconic Nike basketball design with a new aesthetic while preserving its heritage. The Nike Dunk’s ability to represent those two opposites — pinnacle performance and street style — aligned perfectly with UNDECOVER’s design direction.
Dressed in flooded color palettes of white, beige and black, the mixture of faux pony hair, debossed leather croc and snakeskin prints are subtly rambunctious and in sync with the idea of juxtaposing opposites.
The Nike x UNDERCOVER Dunk Sky Hi collection will be available at nike.com/nikelab and at select NikeLab retailers beginning Oct. 30.