The Latest Nike x Supreme Collab Rekindles Our Retro Sportswear Fantasies
In case you hadn't realised by now, the days of streetwear catering itself to appeal to those who exist solely in skinny fit pants, drop crotches and printed t-shirts are over.
The last year or so has seen a massive swing back to honouring the kind of retro sportswear that once comprised streetwear more out of necessity than in the interests of passion, with brands across the board channeling baggier fits and more technical designs to create eye-catching pieces with a feel that pays homage to the the unassuming fits we used to see on the street corners of cities like London and New York.
Ever at the forefront of these trends, the latest Nike x Supreme collection captures the current streetwear zeitgeist — one where baggy jogging bottoms, speed dealer sunnies and gold rings are fashionable once more — perfectly. Set to drop in the coming days, it combines the retro cozy vibe that we've all come to expect from Nike's sportswear over the years with the kind of subtle, premium detailing that distinguishes every Supreme collab as thoroughly in-tune with the iconic skate brand's identity.
The two brands have raided Nike's archive to create a collection that truly harkens back to a bygone era of outerwear. The collection is headlined with a leather anorak that boasts a quilted nylon lining, while pieces like the baseball jerseys and track pants are not only detailed with bold Nike logos, but cut from cowhide leather for an ultra-premium finish.
The collection is finished in a series of colourways that evoke some of the more eye-catching colour combinations that were more commonplace in the days of early streetwear, the dominant motifs being Red, Green and Yellow, Purple and Black, and monotone.
A series of accessories finish the collection off, the highlight being a series of gold Nike-branded rings. A collection of three duffle bags is also on offer, alongside bandanas and a set of running-inspired sunglasses finished in a series of bright colours.
Check out the full look book, modelled by French-British rapper Octavian, below. The collection drops Stateside on November 29.
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