Posts Tagged ‘Collection’

First Look // COOGI x Puma Clyde Collection

photos & words // Ray P.:

The late and great Biggie Smalls would be proud of this upcoming COOGI x Puma Clyde collaboration. Set for a Spring 2017 debut, both brands capture nostalgia perfectly by combining two heritage products for a limited edition release.

The iconic Puma Clyde will arrive in two iterations, one as loud as the traditional COOGI sweater and the other features a minimal look with a black upper sitting atop a translucent sole. What makes this collaboration unique is that no two shoes will look alike. The fabric used for the sneakers come directly from actual COOGI sweaters. Take an exclusive closer look at the COOGI x Puma Clyde collection below and stick with Nice Kicks for release details in the near future.

COOGI x Puma Clyde Collection

Release Date: Spring 2017

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Nike Doernbecher 2016 Freestyle Collection Raises $1.2 Million

On the same night Nike unveiled the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, exclusive pairs of each of the sneakers were auctioned off live in Portland, Oregon with all of the proceeds being donated to the OSHU Hospital. During previous events, sneakers sold between $ 15,000 – $ 30,000, but tonight a new record was set.

The 2016 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection auction raised $ 1.2 Million to help sick kids of OHSU Doernbecher Hospital. Breakdowns for each shoe sold from the live auction totalling $ 220,000 are as follows:

  •  $ 99,000 –  Nike Kyrie 2 designed by Andy Grass (three total pairs, each bidder pays $ 33,000)
  •  $ 46,000 – Air Jordan 7 signed by Michael Jordan, designed by Damien Phillips (new single record high)
  • $ 21,000 –  Nike Air Max Zero signed by Seahawks Russell Wilson, designed by Chase Swearingen
  • $ 20,000 – Nike Air Huarache Ultra designed by Braylin Soon
  • $ 20,000 –  Nike Stefan Janoski Max designed by Corwin
  • $ 14,000 –  Nike Air Max Zero designed by Cheheyla Hyatt

The 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection will be available to the public beginning December 17 on nike.com, SNKRS, at select Nike and partner retail locations across the U.S. (including Shoe Palace, Villa and Mr. Allen’s), with 100% of proceeds from the sales of the collection benefitting OHSU Doernbecher.

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Jump Shoes Spring 2011 Collection


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 Jump Shoes Spring 2011 Collection

Leap right into spring with this collection from Jump Shoes for the spring of 2011. A lightweight, sprighty assortment of shoes and sneakers perfect for the fashion conscious man in warm weather, From sharp looking high top sneakers, to beautiful longwing derbies, this is a wonderful little collection, perfect for the season. Available online now.

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The Shoe Surgeon Announces Limited Military Inspired Air Jordan One Release and Apparel Collection

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Los Angeles based customizer, The Shoe Surgeon, has announced that this Friday, October 28th, he will release his first ever apparel collection along with an extremely limited Air Jordan One. The collection will be hand crafted from vintage US Military tarps and will have military grade vintage orange ripstop accents. The Air Jordan One will sit on top of The Shoe Surgeon’s signature ripple sole and will retail for $ 1,000.

In celebration of this first ever collection, there will be two prize packs of a military jacket and dad hat gifted to two buyers via random draw. For more information go to The Shoe Surgeon‘s website.

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Nike Tennis for Rafael Nadal 2011 French Open Collection


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The clay kicks off at Roland Garros for the 2011 French Open in just fourteen days, and Nike Tennis has crafted this new collection for defending Champion Rafael Nadal. The undisputed king of the clay courts, Nadal seeks to retain his title and the world number one ranking. The Air Max Courtballistec 3.3 is done in bright blue, and plenty of lateral support that helps Rafa’s game. Roland Garros opens on May 17th, 2011.

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DVS Cycling Collaborates with Cinelli for Luster Collection


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DVS Cycling, an offshoot division of DVS Shoes, has collaborated with Cinelli bicycles to release the Luster Collection, an awesome new cycling footwear line. The sneakers are customized to suit bikers’ needs, boasting breathable leather sides, pig suede toes for improved pedal grip, and a reflective foxing tape stripe.

Along with being functional, the shoes also look cool enough for non-bikers to wear as well. Available in black or grey leather, with complimentary color accents on the shoelaces and the Cinelli logo on the tongue, we’re looking forward to their release this Summer / Fall 2011.

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Could the Michigan Wolverines Have an Air Jordan Collection on the Way?

The University of Michigan and Jordan Brand took major steps in their new partnership this past week, unveiling new uniforms and a Wolverines centric Jordan Trainer 1.

But could more be on the way? Well, by the looks of this image revealed by Sports Recruits, there could be a Wolverines-inspired Air Jordan collection in the works.

The image shows Wolverines-Inspired 3’s through 21’s on what appears to be a product mock-up sheet. There is no telling if this will actually come into fruition or not but it’s nonetheless pretty exciting to see. Stay tuned.

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Lavati Launches Sneaker Collection Online

Over the last few years, styling has been the choice sport of most sneakerheads. Sure, basketball, skate and running all have their place, but if there’s one thing most agree on it’s looking good whether for the ‘gram or IRL. Lacing the likes of Stephen Curry and looking to step up everyone’s casual footwear game is Lavati who have just launched their range of lifestyle silos online.

First featured on Nice Kicks months back, the brand has seen a buzz from both their celeb wears and strong silos. Their Chelsea sneaker has proved a standout, with models like their Low Top and Havana also hitting. Check out their collection in the photos below and shop online now at Lavati.

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Robert Williams x Vans Vault Collection Draws Inspiration From “Lowbrow” Artistry

Founder of Juxtapoz Magazine and the influential artist behind the “lowbrow” style of expression, Robert Williams partners with Vans Vault for a visibly psychedelic new collection.

Consisting of budding editions of the Authentic 44 Reissue, Sk8-Hi 38 Decon LX and Slip-On 98 Reissue, the Robert Williams x Vans Vault Collection draws from three of Williams’ most revered paintings -“Flaming Cobras,” “Malfeasance,” and “Jalapeña.”

The footwear collection – which releases alongside special edition t-shirts and a Fender Stratocaster Guitar – lands on July 23 at select retailers including Feature.

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Interview // Designer Kim Jones Discusses New NikeLab “Packable Sport Style” Footwear & Apparel Collection

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For designer Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton’s current Artistic Director of Men’s Ready-To-Wear fashion, the opportunity to partner with Nike and layer in his lens atop several new silhouettes made to be worn on the move, has simply been “a real honor.” The designer boasts a sneaker collection of more than 500 pairs, and can often be seen wearing everything from classic Air Jordan 1s to iconic running silhouettes like the Air Max 1 and Air Huarache.

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While Jones himself is London-born, his nomadic childhood was spent living all throughout Africa and the Caribbean, helping to inform his sense of style and design at an early age.

It’s that collection of global insights from around the world, coupled with a degree from the esteemed Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and his tenure in the fashion world that has helped to frame his creative approach to designing some of the industry’s most leading footwear and apparel collections. He’s often credited with bringing street style to the runway, blending more athletic and streetwear looks with high fashion.

NikeLab recently sat down with Jones to dive into the intent and inspirations behind each piece from his new “Packable Sport Style” collection, featuring boldly blocked windrunner jackets and a new take on the Air Zoom LWP running shoe.

Originally released in 1995 some two decades ago, the initial Air Zoom LWP silhouette (seen below) helped to usher in an era of Zoom Air. It introduced the responsive cushioning to the running world, while the Air Go LWP debuted Zoom in basketball. Then publicly dubbed the much less sexy “Tensile Air,” the tech was re-branded a year later (thankfully) to the sharper and swifter Zoom Air moniker.

The new NikeLab take on the Air Zoom LWP features a fused and modernized upper, with a precision sculpted midsole and visible cutaways through the outsole to showcase the Zoom Air unit housed within.

Read ahead for a full look at the upcoming men’s and women’s NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Sport Style collection, along with several insights into the worldly view and travels that have helped to shape Jones’ outlook.

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The original Air Zoom LWP, released in 1995

What are your earliest memories of Nike?
Kim Jones: Being obsessed with having to have a pair of Nikes when I was about 13, or maybe even 12, and just nagging my parents to buy them for me. I saw them and immediately wanted them.

Do you remember the early styles that you were into?
Silver Nike Vandals.

Did your original interest in sneakers come from a street-cultural standpoint or a sport standpoint?
I was cycling a lot when I was a kid so that was a lot of it. I had them for sports and they looked cool as well. Also I was a straight-edger for a while and we were all obsessed with Jordans. Everyone would go to buy their Jordan Vs. We were super excited about it and would fight over every color, because we didn’t want to have the same ones. It was typical teenage guys being obsessed. I had a group of friends who I used to hang out with all the time and we all had the same size feet, which was quite useful, so we’d all just swap stuff over.

Do you have any of them in your archives now?
I have about 500 or 600 pairs of sneakers in my archives, probably. I’ve got them in my house in London and just lots and lots of cupboards in Paris. I’ve got lots of Jordans and tons of pairs of Huaraches. When they first came out, I bought them in bulk because I loved them so much.

What is it about sneakers in particular that interests you?
Now I’m interested in them because of the technology that goes into them and how they are developing so quickly and becoming really proper, serious product design. The technology side of it is the thing I really, really like — how it leads the fashion side and that becomes a lifestyle.

What else is interesting you right now?
Well, I always look at culture (more than fashion) as a reference — and travel, which is the key thing. I love going to South Africa. I really enjoy the energy down there — also in Tokyo, New York and LA, but I like to look in different places, too. Last summer I went to Southeast Asia, which was really interesting.

1200 Nike_Apparel_FA16_LOOK_7_0439Since your graduate collection [at Saint Martins], your aesthetic has most often been described as infusing street style into high fashion. Do you agree with this assessment? Is there anything you would add?
I think that is the way everything is moving forward; I was just one of the first people to do it. There was an article written today looking back on my first collection and it made me think about how far I’ve come from — it’s kind of scary. It’s been 15 years and it has gone so quickly and I’ve done so many things in that time. I refine what I do more and more.

Why are streetwear and sportswear important these days?
Because they are real. They’re in everyone’s life and filtered into everything.

You already work in the sportswear space a lot. How is the collaboration with Nike different?
I’ve always wanted to work with Nike and when they approached me it was the perfect time. I wanted to use Nike technology so we found something old and made it into something that was very new. I didn’t want the collection to look retro. I wanted it to be modern and to speak to youth today.

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Speaking of youth, the color palette of the collection is a mix of club-kid neons and neutrals. How did you arrive at that combination?
All the colorways come from old Air Maxes — there’s an Air Max 95 colorway and one from a classic, original Air Max, then we added another color palette that was looking at the future. It was about taking the DNA of what Nike stuff is all about and mixing it together, taking elements of all the different things I liked and putting it together.

A number of the garments in the collection are transformative, meaning the wearer can use them in multiple scenarios. Was this a design focus?
It’s about a utilitarian approach to design and function to give the customer something they can use in different ways. That’s what I was thinking about — how to make it useful to the wearer.

550 kim-jones-nike-zoom-lwp-02_o981ocWhat are some details that contributed to this design approach?
It was looking at making things out of the least amount of seams so they could be lighter and smaller — really looking at the authenticity of what Nike does the best and taking the key elements and using the technology to create these products. The Windrunner is [made from] just one piece of fabric, so looking at how that would be cut and how that would be graded were the most challenging details.

How did the jacquard print on the knit tops come about?
It was actually about looking at the form of the body and Flyknit [upper] patterns when they are flat, which are really beautiful. Then, making them big and seeing how it looks in a garment. It was a great way to do a t-shirt.

The NikeLab Air Zoom LWP x Kim Jones marries inspiration from an original Zoom 95 upper with Air Max 1 last. Why did you select these particular silhouettes?
I like the fact that it has come from an old shoe but has become a completely new shoe. It took quite a few go-s to get it right. At first it was too chunky and then it was too skinny. I was thinking about a shoe that I would really like to wear and be proud of. To have a Nike sneaker is an amazing thing. It’s a real honor.

British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner

British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner

Are there any other sneakers from the Nike archives that you’d like to reimagine?
There are a few, actually… a Footscape would be interesting to work with, or just taking a few of my favorites and doing that mix-and-match and cut-and-paste to get to something new. So you are taking something that was at the forefront at its time, then bringing it back in a different way so it’s at the forefront of now, because the technology has changed so much and everything is so light and comfortable.

People wear sneakers all the time now, so comfort and practicality are the key things. That thing of “time is luxury” is also important to think about. If products can make things easier for you and more simple, that’s important in life — as well as aesthetics, obviously.

That brings us back to the overarching theme of the collection “packables,” and your love of travel. Why is travel valuable to you?
I love to find new things, do new stuff, see new places… I want to see the whole world before I die. Nature is a big part of my interests. You have to go a long way to find things now, but if you don’t go there you don’t know what you’re going to see.

It’s fine to look on the Internet or in a book, but I like to see, touch, look at things and be inspired by culture, wildlife, people… I’m quite sensory in that way. I do a bit of initial research on the Internet to see where I want to go, but you don’t know what you’re going to find on the corner when you get there. That’s the most exciting thing.

So what are the top five places you’ve visited?
Easter Island, Mongolia, tons of different countries in Africa — maybe Ethiopia, the Maldives, because it’s amazing. I love Siem Reap in Cambodia. I love India — Rajasthan, particularly… London, because it’s my hometown, tons of South America — the Galapagos Islands… Patagonia is amazing. Bhutan was really incredible.

To marry your love of travel with your interest in street culture and sportswear: Where do you see strong street fashion these days?
Tokyo for one, and I like LA at the moment. I like Sao Paolo. I haven’t been to Australia for a while, but the last time I went I thought it was really interesting and New Zealand, because there are a lot of homegrown designers who are experimenting with things.

 

The Kim Jones “Packable Sport Style” collection of footwear and apparel for both Men and Women will be available at NikeLab.com and select NikeLab accounts on July 23rd. 

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NikeLab x Kim Jones Packable Windrunner assortment //

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