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Nike’s much-anticipated collaboration with Louis Vuitton menswear designer, Kim Jones, has everything you could want in a travel-inspired sportswear collection from the brand: lightweight fabrics, minimal seams, and neon colors that bring to mind ‘80s windbreakers, and innovative updates on some beloved classics.
Dubbed “Packable Sport Style,” the co-ed collection isn’t quite what we were expecting from Jones — known for a luxe-casual aesthetic of sleek bomber jackets and drawstring trench coats — but it’s certainly fun.
A highlight is the tri-colored Packable Windrunner, made from water-resistant fabric that can be rolled into a built-in pouch for easy packing. There are also knit tees and tanks designed to look like Nike’s lightweight flyknit technology, and the NikeLab Air Zoom LWP’s, which are like a mash-up of the original Zoom 95’s and Air Max 1’s.
It may not be Nike’s first designer collab this year (Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci launched his collection in April, and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing’s debuted this June), but it’s definitely one of the brightest. In a recent interview with Nike, Jones said that the neon pinks, yellows, and greens in the collection were all inspired by the colorways on vintage Air Max sneakers. If you’re looking for a standout piece, the neon ones are definitely your best bet (but they also come in black and white if color isn’t really your thing).
Much like Nike’s previous collabs, we’re expecting those NikeLab Air Zoom LWP’s to be the biggest moneymakers when the collection drops online and in NikeLab stores on July 23 (once Rousteing’s versions sold out, they started popping up on eBay for more than $1,000).
See below for some up-close shots of our favorites, and shop the collection in-store or online when it goes live tomorrow: