When moisture strikes the Nike x Undercover Fishtail Parka a subtle diamond pattern is revealed. The effect is a punk-rock response to winter — toss whatever you've got at me, I'm here for it. The mutation also plays directly into Undercover designer Jun Takahashi's "make noise, not clothes" ethos, allowing the garment to converse directly with the natural world.
The design also allows the wearer easy access to necessities. A functional watch window on the sleeve alleviates awkward pulling at the cuff. Three zippered chest pockets and two bellowed hand pockets store most daily carry needs. Pit zips allow swift shedding of excess heat, and the quilted interior of the parka grants warmth without heavy bulk.
The coat is the star of Nike's second collection with Undercover, which also includes a pullover hoodie, short sleeve kangaroo pocket top and a cargo pant. Two shoes complete the capsule and debuted on Paris runways — the Air Max 720 and Nike x Undercover React Boot.
With an Air bag around the collar, the React Boot channels the classic Nike Air Pressure — Air pump technology for customizable comfort around the foot — for a modern expression of a classic rubber boot. The 720 features an "Undercover" graphic on the toe and "we make noise not clothes" tagline along the Air unit.