Nike has teamed up with innovative Italian sportswear brand Stone Island and Japanese womenswear brand Sacai to give the original Nike Windbreaker a high-fashion update.
The original jacket worn by track stars and B Boys alike put Nike on the global platform as an apparel brand during the 1980 US Olympic trials. 35 years on and with an Olympic year ahead, Sacai’s creative director Chitose Abe has rendered the hood and body in an irreverent faux-fur which is met with Stone Island offering up their expertise in materials by revamping the silhouette with a wind-resistant Mussola Gommata fabric and a Prima-Loft interior lining, catapulting the jacket into 2016 with a contemporary relevance.
The new Windrunner is in select Nike Lab stores on December 17th, closing what has been an incredibly successful year for collaborator Stone Island. If the launch is a sign of what Nike have in store for 2016 “The Year of the Windrunner”, we’re set to be reminded once again of what it means to be a sportswear giant.