Purple Night

[May 29 2012]

Tom Sachs : Nikecraft Opening

The joint venture between Tom Sachs‘ and the Nike design team fuses, in several significant ways the design sensibility Sachs brings to space travel. SPACE PROGRAM: MARS the inspirational force behind the Tom Sachs: NIKECraft collection – The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, and the Lightweight Tote. Nike‘s design and Sachs applied materials, taken from automotive air bags, mainsails for boats and the space suit itself. Each piece is packed with functionality with utilitarian accents that would prove essential in a voyage through space. Zipper pulls that double as storage containers, paracord that can be fashioned as a tourniquet and embellishments like the periodic table of elements screened on the inside of a jacket, all components merge visual interest with purpose. Photo Maxime Ballesteros


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