NikeLab’s ACG arm is releasing its summer wares and as usual, the pieces fuse the very forefront of technical innovation with the world-class design that has made Nike a household name.
The ten-piece collection includes a pants, shirts, hoodies and caps, as well as the flagship item this season—a poncho with an interesting design alteration: The typical front pocket was moved to the inside ensuring the wearer’s hands would stay dry even in the wettest conditions. Nike senior apparel designer Jarrett Reynolds explains:
We were talking about summer festivals and the fact that so many people have ponchos with them. We then considered how we could create a pinnacle version of the garment. We used a lightweight three-layer ripstop fabric, added taped seams at the hood and made sure it was packable.
The Summer 2017 ACG collection launches May 18 on NikeLab.com and in NikeLab locations around the globe.