Sacai’s Chitose Abe Puts Feminine Spins on Nike Classics

Photo: Courtesy of Nike

Athleisure is not going to disappoint us. The burgeoning category is a win for brands (mega-sales!) and consumers (we can wear sweats in public again? sounds good!). The sportswear giants: Nike, Adidas, Puma etc. are big on collaborations–(see Adidas Originals x Mary Katrantzou).

Now, Sacai’s Chitose Abe is stepping into the ring. At the risk of hyperbole, this might truly be peak atheleisure. Abe took inspiration from classic Nike styles and fabrics before giving them a major Sacai twist.

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Photos: Courtesy of Nike

Sure, sportswear’s been elevated in recent years– we’ve got yoga leggings with mesh panels sexy enough to double as clubgear. Still, NikeLab x Sacai’s inventions, further up the ante. Nike and Abe worked to create a mesh lace fabric, which totally changes the vibe of sweats and makes for a super feminine trim on sportswear.

The collection will look pleasingly familiar to anyone already obsessed with Abe’s meticulous feminine aesthetic. The eight piece capsule collection traffics in some of the motifs we already know and love from Sacai–micro-pleated backs, that aforementioned lace, and Airmax sneakers–reinvented sans laces for ultimate effortlessness.

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Photos: Courtesy of Nike

Mark your cal now: the collection will be available on March 19th!

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