The final installment of Nike’s Summer of Sports collaboration series is about to go live.
A collection inspired by the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from Undercover founder Jun Takahashi will be available exclusively on Aug. 4 at the NikeLab Rio space on the third floor of the Nike Ipanema store. It will be offered globally Aug. 18 on Nike’s web site and at its NikeLab stores.
The partnership between the two companies — a collection called NikeLab x Gyakusou — has been produced for six years and incorporates Takahashi’s passion for running in its design.
The new collection shifts from the line’s traditional muted color palette and offers bright primary hues instead — a neon range that is intended to be reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro.
Select silhouettes including the NikeLab Gyakusou Dri-Fit Distance Singlet and NikeLab Gyakusou Dri-Fit Distance Short — are inspired by the garments elite distance runners will compete in during the Olympics as well as Takahashi’s own experiences.
The other collaborations in Nike’s Summer of Sport series were with Riccardo Tisci, Olivier Rousteing, Kim Jones and Roger Federer.