Underlying all the collaborations is the concept of union through sport, which is the basis on which the modern Olympic Games are held, which Chitose Abe, Virgil Abloh, Jun Takahashi and Yoon Ahn have brought back to their creations.
Off-White™ worked on a full range of items including T-shirts, crop tops, utility pants, performance and cycling shorts and socks.
sacai instead offers bomber jackets, windbreakers and undershirts, all pieces that can be used both in purely sports and performance and in leisure time.
Yoon Ahn of AMBUSH focused on some of her signature features like bold colors. “I wanted to try something new and take a risk. he fun thing about fashion is that all these different elements can co-exist with functionality”, said the Korean-American designer. For now, we only know the motorcycle racer-style jackets and pants in two different versions, neon pink/black and neon green/black.
UNDERCOVER focused on basketball, bringing together vintage elements with Japanese streetball culture. Jun Takahashi, founder of the Japanese brand, created his own fictional league called UBA with the logo placed on jerseys and shorts accompanied by the words “CHAOS” and “BALANCE.”
Nike will release collaborations with Off-White™ on July 23, with UNDERCOVER on the 28th, with AMBUSH on the 30th while sacai on August 4th.