NIKELAB X STONE ISLAND available December 17th
The latest collaboration is catch our eye is between two giants of men's style Nike and Stone Island, both known for their ability to blur the boundaries between fashion and sport or "athleisure" as it is now known.
Stone Island has always utilised the amazing fabric technology at it's disposal to creat true performance garments that look eminently stylish and this co-lab is no different. here's what Carlo Rivetti has to say about it;
“An exciting co-lab. Stone Island loves challenges. We source our strength from challenges. It’s a great satisfaction to share our knowhow and expertise with Nike, which is undoubtedly a pinnacle leader in innovation and performance.”
Carlo Rivetti – Stone Island Chairman and Creative Director
Nikelab X Stone Island Windrunner
The Nike Windrunner was born during a time of firsts. Created by Nike’s first apparel designer in 1978 and revolutionary for its raglan sleeves and 26-degree chevron yoke, the jacket became the first piece of Nike apparel worn by athletes at track and field trials before and after competition. Today, to commemorate this running icon, the Nike Windrunner experiences another first, the fabric innovation, the engineering and garment dyeing techniques of Stone Island.
In 2016 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. In the launch edition of this yearlong celebration Nike and Stone Island merge the distinctiveness of two brands to create a unique garment. The chevron and hood of the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner are constructed with water and wind-resistant Mussola Gommata fabric, formed by bonding lightweight cotton muslin to an opaque polyurethane film. Nylon Metal, a proprietary Stone Island fabric with a metallic sheen, is featured on the body of the garment, which is lined with PrimaLoft®.
While the exterior of the jacket is monochromatic, it mimics the traditional Nike Windrunner colour blocking through Stone Island’s garment dyeing process. The result is a subtle distinction between the shades of the Mussola Gommata and Nylon Metal fabrics.
Don't forget to check out the sneaker either, a special make up of the Nike Koth Ultra Mid SI sneaker-hiker hybrid info and images below..
NIKELAB X STONE ISLAND
Inspired by the Nike Air Mowabb, the revolutionary 1991 sneaker-hiker hybrid, this all-weather Nike Koth Ultra Mid SI Shoe is constructed in Nike water resistant materials and Stone Island’s Mussola Gommata; an exclusive panel dyed material made by bonding an extremely light cotton muslin to an opaque polyurethane film.
The shoe features aggressive traction and flexible ankle support paired with aphylon midsole for cushioning and durable support, waffle rubber lugs for rugged traction and durability, while flex grooves allow for natural range of motion.
Heel loops allow for easy on and off and a heel overlay enhances support.
The shoes dust bag is comprised of two panel-dyed Stone Island fabrics: Nylon Metal (a nylon canvas with a distinctive metallic and iridescent sheen) and 50 Fili, (a cotton/nylon canvas).