Nike's latest designer collaboration is officially on the way. Kim Jones, the men's style director for Louis Vuitton, has announced that his capsule collection with the sportswear giant will be hitting stores next month.
The collaboration follows on the heels of Nike's fashion-driven partnerships with Balmain's Olivier Rousting and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. Tisci and Jones, along with Undercover's Jun Takahashi, have created a collection of footwear and apparel that will be released in celebration of the Rio Olympics called "Summer Sport."
“He knows tech, and he’s been part of street culture forever, so he spoke the language of Nike culture,” Jarrett Reynolds, senior design director of NikeLab, told Vogue about Jones' collaboration.
Jones announced the upcoming release of his collection will be in July on Instagram, but not many details have been shared about what we can expect. A preview in Vogue, shows a jacket, shorts, pants, sweater, and T-shirt. The pieces feature geometric patterns in a colorful green palette. According to Vogue, the inspiration stemmed from a 1978 Nike Windrunner that was originally designed for marathon running, but was adopted by New York City break-dancers in the eighties.
Jones has been with Lous Vuitton since 2011, but the designer is no stranger to working with sportswear. Jones has previously worked with Umbro, where he collaborated on sneakers and apparel for nine seasons. Over the years, he has also gained a reputation for his streetwear-inspired aesthetic.