Like the summer line, the winter edition for women and men is also inspired by the travel requirements of elite athletes. The looks blend signature Nike designs and materials with the British designer’s take on what is needed for comfort when packing for travel.
Jones, who also designs Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear and accessories, reinterpreted the Nike Windrunner for the NikeLab Tech Fleece Hoodie x Kim Jones by using the brand’s proprietary fleece to provide warmth and applying a fiber-dyed heather for a modern take. Seams were minimized for comfort and straps on the interiors allow the pieces to roll up for travel.
There is also a Tech Fleece crew and pant with a similar aesthetic and properties.
Another key piece is the new NikeLab Bomber Jacket x Kim Jones. The jacket is reversible and features a neon-colored liner that complements the muted exterior color. It has bonded zippers, nylon fill for insulation and detachable cord at the neck that allows the jacket to roll into itself.
Jones also tackled the 1995 Nike Air Zoom LWP, the first running shoe to feature Nike Zoom Air technology. While the upper resembles the original, the shoe is built on the Air Max 1 last, a favorite of the designer. The shoes come with a pair of bags so each can be packed separately.
The T-shirt and tank will retail for $175, the crew and pant for $200 and the Windrunner for $250.
The look book for the line was photographed on Anthony Ogogo, a professional boxer from Britain who competes in the middleweight division, and Adelle Tracey, a British middle-distance runner who is the country’s indoor champion in the 800 meters.
The NikeLab x Kim Jones collection for men and women launched for summer for a two-season run. The winter edition will be offered beginning Sept. 22 on Nike’s web site and the NikeLab stores.