THE FUSION OF FASHION + FUTURISM

THE FUSION OF FASHION + FUTURISM

Body in Motion: The Nikelab x Sacai Collection

by KOD Staff

Fashion and art fusions are nothing new on the artistic spectrum; both are highly visual forms so it is natural that the two seamlessly blend. Throughout history, designers have directly taken from the gallery to garment – and the new Nike X Sacai collaboration champions this fashion/art complex. Yet we often spend so much time focusing on future trends within fashion, that we forget to acknowledge their historical origins. 

Left: Luigi Russolo, La Rivolta, 1911, Right: Nike x Sacai Spring 2015 Capsule Collection

Nikelab x Sacai’s cutting edge collection focuses on fuse technology and bringing high-tec dynamism to luxe sports wear. Velocity and movement are the focus of the collection with each piece designed to complement the body in motion. Fashion silhouettes accentuate form with fluidity; yet adhere to a feminine styles and tailored modern elegance. The collection recalls the energy and high-velocity impact that the Futurists welcomed at the turn of the 20th century. The work of Umberto Boccioni, Giacomomo Balla and Carlo Carra, with its aerodynamic ripples and dynamism, is an ode to advanced means of transportation and a celebration of industrialisation.

Left: Nike x Sacai Spring 2015 Capsule Collection, Right: Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. 1913

Sacai’s Japanese designer Chitose Abe, has infused her signature peplum frills to the collection. Accordion pleats extend dramatically from the back of a classic Nike wind-runner to emphasise rapid movement. A technique used by Umberto Boccioni in his futuristic sculpture “United Forms of Continuity in Space”,1913 - a machine figure is constructed by forces of wind and speed ahead.

While Nike’s 8-piece capsule collection may be futuristic, it is certainly nothing new. 

Left: Nike x Sacai Spring 2015 Capsule Collection, Right:Umberto Boccioni, Dynamism of a Cyclist,1913

Left:Giacomo Balla: Flight of the Swallows, 1913, Right: Nike x Sacai Spring 2015 Capsule Collection

Nike x Sacai from Holly Ferguson on Vimeo.

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