Nike Sportswear has worked with Chicago’s St. Alfred to open a special retail store to celebrate the upcoming soccer Worldcup, taking pace in South Africa.

“Saint Alfred and Nike welcome you to a first look at our newest collaboration. A unique experience that incorporates art, music, and fashion around this summers World Cup games in South Africa. Stocked with a mix of Nike Sportswear, Saint Alfred x Nike Co-Lab pieces, and officially licensed Nike Team apparel the space is scheduled to last throughout this summers World Cup games.

With several events planned for summer 2010 we asked Chicago’s Cody Hudson to come thru and kick it off with us. Owner and Director of Chicago based design firm Struggle Inc., Cody has been on the International art scene for over a decade producing art of varying mediums on nearly every continent. Showings in Rocket Gallery (Tokyo), The Lazy Dog (Paris), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago), and MoCA to name a few.

Cody created 6 new works that are exclusive to the space. Visitors will not only have the opportunity to purchase these but also a chance to sit with one of our designers and customize it on-site, allowing them an accelerated view of the design and production process

Cody’s designs will only be available until April 30th. On May 1st we start the process all over again with a new artist, new works, and new events for entire month.”

The store will officially open its doors for business on April 15th, so make sure to drop by.

Check out first images of the retail space and the opening night after the jump.

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