Anyone familiar with Tom Sachs scrappy make-it-yourself sculpture might find the idea of him collaborating with the biggest sporting goods brand on the planet, in the universe, an unlikely partnership. Yet, here we are at AFS happy to announce one of the most unique collaborations in the stratosphere – NIKECRAFT.
Inspired by space travel, the collection the collection consists of The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, and the Lightweight Tote. Sachs applied materials that have never been used in sportswear, taken from automotive air bags, mainsails for boats and the space suit itself. Each piece is packed with functionality that would prove useful in the voyage through space such as zipper pulls that double as storage containers, paracords that can be fashioned as a tourniquet and embellishments like the periodic table of elements screened on the inside of a jacket – they all merge visual interest with purpose.
The Tom Sachs: NIKECraft collection launches in the UK on May 18th (Nike 1948) and May 23rd (Dover Street Market)
RRP Prices below:
TS TRENCH £430.00
AIR BAG_DUFFEL £320.00
LIGHTWEIGHT TOTE £480.00
TS MARSFLY JACKET £410.00
MARS YARD SHOE £325.00