Tom Sachs is kind of a big deal in the art world. His makeshift "do-it-yourself" style of artwork has become synonymous with his name, however when Nike came calling you would think it may be hard for them to incorporate his aesthetic into a collection.
The Nike x Tom Sachs collection is pretty cool, especially if you are a fan of technical clothing or garments that are constructed out of unlikely materials.
Named NikeCraft, the collection is based on Tom's "SPACE PROGRAM: Mars" exhibit, taking place at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC from Wednesday, May 16 – Sunday, June 17, 2012.
The NIKECraft collections made up of the Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket and the Lightweight Tote.
Nike Design and Sachs applied materials have never been used in sportswear, taken from automotive air bags, mainsails for boats and the space suit itself. Each piece is packed with functionality that would prove useful in the voyage through space.
Some of the features on the items include zipper pulls that double as storage containers, paracord that can be fashioned as a tourniquet and embellishments like the periodic table of elements screened on the inside of a jacket.Honestly we want everything from the collection and can't wait for it to be released. Nike has said that the collection will be launched on the eve of Tom’s SPACE PROGRAM: Mars exhibit, so if we had to guess, we would say to look out for a May 15th release.
You can take a look at the full NikeCraft collection by Tom Sachs and Nike in the gallery above.