“I want everyone to touch, feel and enjoy the collection,” Chitose Abe, founder and designer of sacai, declares when explaining the Fall/Holiday 2015 NikeLab x sacai collection, which explores texture and silhouette by applying new fabrics to a wider selection of sportswear archetypes.
“Sacai’s vision is to take classic styles that are familiar to everyone, such as the cardigan, shirt or jacket, and play with the fabrics and silhouettes,” expands Abe. “We create a new interpretation of classic styles. I applied this same design philosophy to the NikeLab x sacai collection, expressing the style of Nike that everyone knows through sacai’s eye.”
The collection is built on a foundation of warm, plush fabrics: Nike Tech Fleece, knits and traditional materials such as wool and leather. Several of the items, including the NikeLab x sacai Destroyer Pleated Back Jacket, NikeLab x sacai Tech Fleece Cable Back Crew and NikeLab x sacai Destroyer Wool Skirt, feature exaggerated, oversized silhouettes. And while some of NikeLab x sacai’s details are highly visual – such as a pleated cape that explodes with volume and color – others are hidden to all but the wearer.
The Fall 2015 NikeLab x sacai collection launches globally November 5 at nike.com/NikeLab and in select NikeLab stores. The Holiday collection launches December 10.