In 2016, the year of sport’s ultimate competition, Nike is celebrating its foremost apparel icon: the Nike Windrunner Jacket. Designed in the late '70s, the silhouette has been a fixture on medal stands and city streets ever since — seen on everyone from distance runners to spinning b-boys.
This “Year of the Windrunner” celebration begins with two NikeLab partnerships: Stone Island and sacai. Both have reimagined the Nike Windrunner with an inventive use of new materials, shapes and colors.
NikeLab x sacai
For designer Chitose Abe, the goal of the NikeLab x sacai collection has been to transform classic performance icons into functional sport hybrids. The NikeLab x sacai Year of the Windrunner jacket — Abe’s fourth take on the silhouette — mixes a faux-fur hood and body with ripstop fabric for a unique exploration of texture and movement.