Nike Sportswear celebrates Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s glorious career with a bespoke NSW Destroyer Jacket based on his tattoos:
On a standard varsity jacket, letters and patches would be sewn on to tell the world about the achievements of the athlete wearing it. But when it came to this jacket it was decided to use some of Zlatan’s tattoos and mirror these on the destroyer jackets exterior. To make it authentic Nike Sportswear involved Zlatan’s tattoo artist Christian Wagner to guide them and fashion designer Julia Hederus to help translate his tattoos onto the fabric of the jacket.
The jacket will be on display at Sneakersnstuff in Stockholm and at Precinct 5 in Amsterdam for one month starting November 21, 2011.
See a video outlining the jacket ‘Crafted for Destruction’ below:
More images follow after the click.