Nike has appointed popular Japanese brand Sacai to design a collection of women’s sportswear. The “NikeLab X Sacai” collection will be in stores globally from the end of this March.

Knits and delicate fabrics were combined to create garments fusing different textures. As always, Sacai created a beautiful balance of opposing elements such as masculinity vs. femininity and classic vs. unusual.

For the team-up, Sacai designer Chitose Abe made the most of Nike’s innovative textiles and calculated designs and interpreted them into her own unique style. “I’m often stimulated by classic designs. I arranged the traditional silhouettes and ideas embedded in sportswear by adding new hybrid elements based on shapes, materials and textiles,” she offered. Abe added that she turned to Nike’s menswear for inspiration. The result was a modern and feminine collection with a hint of masculinity.

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