Brand: Nike ISPA
Season: Summer 2021
Key Pieces: With this small seasonal capsule, nearly every piece is essential. There are loads of functional elements that should play well with anyone who missed the recent NOCTA drops, in particular, especially by way of the reflective jacket and many-pocketed vest.
Editor's Notes: Nike's ISPA sub-label is designed with high-spec escapades in mind. It's ultra-functional sneakers are almost overloaded with visual tech, placing shapely uppers, responsive midsoles, and custom-shaped outsoles on full display. The ISPA apparel is similarly futuristic, making sure that no one is able to ignore all the extra utility built into each piece.
For this warm weather drop, Nike is eschewing basics in favor of fancy layering pieces well suited to even warmer climes. One of the standouts is a packable jacket ideal for surprise showers, empowered with reflective piping across its lightweight shell for ease of wear and a rear graphic for the sake of flair. It's even got built-in pull tabs at the waist and a hood to customize the fit.
Perhaps even better suited to hot weather is a sporty paneled utility vest laden with 3D pockets and mesh panels to heighten airflow, boasting reflective zipper pulls, a dangling D-ring, and rear stash pocket to really put those ordinary fisherman vests to shame. Finally, ISPA is launching a pair of men's and women's pants, each realized with easy elastic waists, reflective accents, zippered pockets, and visible Swooshes, just in case someone wants to know who made your space-age trousers.