May 27, 2013
A signature fusion of function and utility, the Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Spring/Summer 2013 collection infuses Jun Takahashi’s ‘less is better’ design philosophy with the latest Nike innovations to present a technologically advanced and sleek running line. Designed specifically to address the cooling requirements of summer runners in Brazil and worldwide, it employs unlined, breathable, and supremely lightweight materials from head to toe, providing athletes with the ability to pursue their passion despite sweltering conditions.
The collection’s trademark colour palette speaks to Takahashi’s urban-rural accord with subtle city tones and natural hues, which are popped this season by bright Mesa orange, lush Victory green, and fuchsia Sangria pink, reflecting the vibrancy of Rio landscapes.
The men’s collection features the 5 Inch Short, uniting water-repellent fabric and four back pockets to precisely fit Takahashi’s favourite energy gel pack. The collection also consists of the Composite Hoody which maximises comfort with a supple waterproof and windproof fabric whilst including practical details such as thumbholes and elbow darts.
The women’s collection, which, for the first time will be available in Australia, comprises the same advanced technology as the men’s collection including moisture wicking DRI-FIT knit, mesh and lightweight material to ensure ultimate breathability. The women’s collection includes the Convertible Jacket which features open mesh for maximum air flow as well as zip-off sleeves and elastic binding to ensure a no-slip fit. The signature Woven Skirt offers a water-repellent lightweight fabric with a draw cord waist to create uninhibited movement and simultaneously provides a piece that is both feminine and functional.
Extending to the feet, both collections present complimentary versions of the Nike LunarGlide+4 running shoe, featuring breathable, single layer mesh upper and a two-part midsole for stability, comfort and cushioning. Finished off with the signature Gyakusou logo on the tongue and insole, their unique colour combinations are consistent with the apparel side of the collection.
The Nike X Undercover Gyakusou S/S13 collection will be available now at Incu, Supply and Up There doors.