When designing this season’s NikeLab ACG collection, Nike designers prioritized three key characteristics — comfort, versatility and weather protection — and considered seamless integration with past and future ACG apparel.
“Apparel with adaptability and articulation is essential when navigating the city,” explains NikeLab Senior Design Director Jarrett Reynolds. “Garments with features like removable hoods and strap systems help you adapt and transform to your environment. Everything we design for ACG has a reason and has to perform.”
The Holiday 2016 NikeLab ACG men's collection advances ACG’s outdoor legacy and function-meets-street aesthetic. Sport style innovations in outerwear include higher collars and adjustable hoods on the NikeLab ACG Alpine Jacket and NikeLab ACG Funnel Hoody.
The majority of the season’s outerwear includes an interior strap system, introduced last year, allowing wearers to carry each jacket like a backpack when moving from outdoors to indoors. A new piece, the NikeLab ACG Scaiter, introduces an innovative “wrap and tuck” closing system for adjusting to different temperatures. The NikeLab ACG Metamorphis Jacket offers zip-in/zip-out technology to hook onto several other ACG pieces.
Paired with the NikeLab ACG Woven Pant, which offers deep storage through curved pockets, the ACG jacket collection forms an all-day sport-utility system.
Rounding out the collection is the all-new Nike ACG Zoom Tallac.
Introducing Nike Flyknit to the celebrated Nike ACG Zoom Tallac design, which first debuted in 2003, the NikeLab ACG Zoom Tallac Flyknit delivers the durability of a hiking boot, paired with the traction and buoyancy of a lightweight trail-running shoe.
The Holiday 2016 NikeLab ACG is available beginning December 1 and its release coincides with the opening of NikeLab locations in Chicago and Tokyo.