Brand: NikeLab ACG
Season: Holiday 2018
Key Pieces: Women’s cargo pant, men’s down parka, utilitarian ACG Vest, Sherpa fleece hoodie and pant.
Editor’s Notes: Errolson Hugh is back with one final collaboration alongside NikeLab ACG, revolving around a study in athletic motion with garments and their technical adaptability, here as it pertains to winter. Hugh and company ultimately set out to determine the needs for an individual in a dynamic environment.
“We’re trying to explore what a full, all-conditions fit means in terms of having the maximum amount of protection possible,” he says. “Our ultimate goal is for the wearer to have a moment of realization and think, ‘Oh, I’m comfortable. I feel protected. I look great.’ And then not have to worry about those things anymore.”
For this, Hugh has come up with two new silhouettes: a women’s cargo pant and a men’s down parka, all while retooling such items as the ACG 3L Gore-Tex Coat and ACG Deploy Cargo Pant. In addition, he turned the label’s coveted poncho into a three-in-one design that includes a down fill vest.
“Modularity continues to be a key factor for ACG and is a great attribute because you can change the pieces to meet specific needs,” Hugh adds. “We can shorten the down parka, for example. We’ve developed a new three-part collar that’s on the double funnel coat, and there is also a removable hood with a funnel that can be set in multiple positions depending on condition.”
To complement the outerwear, NikeLab ACG’s Holiday 2018 collection features an array of technical accessories, from touchscreen gloves to a water-resistant beanie. You can look forward to the final Errolson Hugh-designed NikeLab ACG assortment releasing November 23 in Europe, South Korea, and Japan; December 12 in North America; and December 20 in Greater China.
For more winter styles, be sure to check out Stone Island’s newly-released water-repellent GORE-TEX garments.