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Nike X Sacai

A new form of performance-based sportswear. It has a deconstructive shape that is cool but also tested on the court by Pro athletes.


Japanese creativity once again shocks us in the new Nike X Sacai collection. Nike X Sacai debuted their new collaboration on Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka during US OPEN 2019. "Deconstruct and Reconstruct "is the iconic design language of Sacai. Their recent Fall 2019 RTW Collection is refreshing in terms of shapes, wearability, and characterized by small over large through corsets and shrunken vests overcoats. Her fall offerings play with the concepts of disrupting traditional layering and the NIKE X SACAI collection is basically a sport extension of the same concept. Isn't it awesome to wear designer clothes for tennis? We all know Sacai's design is never dated, even after several seasons. If you are thinking to upgrade your sports wardrobe, it is worth investing your monies in.

Sacai first presented several Nike footwear models at the Paris Fashion Week this past summer. Two Nike footwear models drop this fall are LD Waffle in three colorways and the Blazer Mid, available in two colorways. On 12 September, The 1st drop of apparel collection and LDWaffle (a combination of Waffle Daybreak and LDV) in BLACK, WHITE x GRAY, PINK x MULTI will be available. The 2nd drop of apparel collection and Blazer Mid in BLACK, WHITE x GRAY will be available after 19 September. According to the press release images, the collection will feature a more autumn-like palette of dark purple, blacks, greys, and whites. Another takeaway from this drop is that natural makeup looks are on all the press release photos. Less is definitely more for this fall.

This is not the first time that Nike and Sacai have collaborated and the most recent offering of futuristic Nike footwear is characterized by "doppelganger": double tabs, double laces, double midsoles, and double swoosh. Sacai, with her talent for stratifying and draping, has combined two types of Nike sneakers to create an exceptionally original and unique piece of sneaker-art to accompany an eleven-piece running wear collection. The LD Waffle Nike is realized in nylon with suede inserts, while the Blazer Mid is in leather and has an attractive elongated sole. For fashionable sportswear enthusiasts, these offerings are a must for your fall look.


Sacai has chosen two champions as the face of this collaboration. Naomi Osaka, the two-times Grand Slam Champions, and 11-year-old professional skateboarder Sky Brown, who just won bronze in the Park World Championship in Sao Paulo. It is very likely to see both of them compete in the coming Olympic Games. As a side note, the Olympic 2020 will be held in Tokyo with skateboarding making its Olympic debut, and Sky Brown may become Team GB's youngest Olympian.



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