Nike has added three new designers to its stable of collaborators which already includes the likes of Virgil Abloh, Riccardo Tisci, and Kim Jones to name a few. As Vogue reports, Nike will unveil three new female-fronted collaborations with Martine Rose, Yoon Ahn, and Sarah Andelman.
The trio joins COMME des GARÇONS’ Rei Kawakubo and Sacai’s Chitose Abe as Nike continues to look for new ways to provide for its female customers.
According to Vogue, Rose and Yoon will be designing both ready-to-wear and footwear collections, which will be unveiled at the end of 2018. Andelman on the other hand, will curate sections of the Nike Unlaced website. According to The Swoosh, Unlaced serves as a “global dot-com destination where women can find a thoughtful selection of footwear, inclusive of expanded sizes, high-performance styles and exciting collaborations.”
Speaking on the announcement, Rose said “My relationship with Nike has been a very organic one and that’s what is the base for the most successful relationships. I am really looking forward to what we can do together in the future.”
Yoon was similarly excited for the future: “I consider myself a creative athlete. When preparing for a show or creating a new expression, you have to be mentally and physically strong to execute your vision and that takes a commitment of time and energy akin to any athlete perfecting their craft.”
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