Nike Sportswear ‘Made in Italy’ Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

March 8, 2012

“The concept for this on-going project is to create modern sportswear without compromise, offering the ultimate in style, performance and quality. With this in mind, the collection utilises a combination of the finest technical and luxury materials, and each piece is manufactured in some of Italy’s most prestigious artisan factories and workshops – whose main clients include Stone island and C.P. Company – allowing NSW unprecedented access to some of the most exclusive fabrics and production methods available.

For the SS12 collection, the NSW design team drew inspiration from Rugby in anticipation of the 2012 Six Nations Tournament. A key piece in the capsule range is the Nike 1823 Rugby Shirt, which has been given a premium upgrade with panelled wool and cotton construction. Other iconic Nike pieces such as the Destroyer and Windrunner jackets have been reimagined with innovative new silhouettes and detailing, constructed in luxury materials such as perforated calfskin nubuck leather and a cotton/silk blend, as well as technical fabrics such as RipStop Nylon. As a finishing touch, indicative of the level of quality and attention to detail present throughout the collection, all zippers used are Italian-made ‘Lampo’ zips by Lanfranchi.” – NIKE

Very interesting indeed… check out more images of the collection after the jump or alternatively, you can cop yours HERE.

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