More Nike Gyakusou goods, this time for Holiday 2013. Prints and intricate cuts dropped for a relatively firework free, pleasingly simple collection. Colour, as you may have deduced, is at the centre of it all, block shades, “in subtle city tones and natural hues that harmonize with both urban and rural environments…these tonal garments present a restrained 3D effect that conveys their complex, flattering construction.” Fabrics remain at the cutting edge of Nike technology, the scientist folk at Beaverton HQ working closely with Undercover‘s Jun Takahashi on advanced sportswear such as the Aeroloft vest, ripstop nylon with 800-fill down baffles (baffled?) designed to retain heat whilst reacting to the runner’s body temperature, increasing ventilation through laser-cut perforations. Described as “more technical than ever,” Gyakusou continues to be a top choice for those who actually do put the range through its paces as well as the rest of us who simply enjoy wearing handsome Dri-FIT tops down the pub. Launching October, look out for the Holiday line including the hooded Softshell Jacket, Lightweight Jacket, Thermal Top, Long Tights, Knit Cap, Thermal Running Gloves and Dri-FIT Neck Warmer at the usual Nike/Undercover retailers.
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