Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nike Spring/ Summer 2011 - Get Your Gear On

This week, I was pleased to be invited to a private event at Naumi Hotel for Nike's Spring/Summer Collection 2011.

It was an intimate affair as we were led through the showcases of Nike's statement-making pieces and learn more about the stories behind some of Nike's classic sportswear.

In the Spring 2011 collection, the spirit of Athletics West (running club) continues in the Sportswear.

Don't miss out the N98 track jacket, which was initially designed for the Brazil national team back in 1998. What makes it stand out is the stripe down the sleeves and tailored fit for a smart-casual look. It is double knitted for comfort and features a high-rise collar to protect the neck.

Prices for N98 range from S$119 to S$159.

In Summer, Nike brought back the all-time classic - Cortez and Grand Slam Polo.

The Cortez is now  given a twist by using Nike's latest technology. The Cortez is lighter, weather-resistant, with a improved cushioning on a heel wedge design. The design is simple using nylon, while the toe panel is covered in classic suede.

The Cortez is known to be Nike's first running shoe and was designed by Bill Bowerman (Nike's co-founder) himself. The Cortez comes in both classic and modern colours, and the price range from S$79 to S$95.

Also, expect to see The Grand Slam Polo (GS Polo), which takes pride in creative embroidery made
up of Nike Swooshes.

The GS polo is made from high quality fabric with the flat-rib vented collar that allows your skin to breathe. So don't worry, just sweat it out!

There is a whole range of colours and footwear as well for the ladies. Stay cool in the hot summer days.

This canvas slip features some bold colours and check out the polkadot details in the interior of the shoe!

The Athletics West series really paid tribute to its heritage, and at the same time not comprising to the quality and style. They serve the basic performance of an athlete, but re-engineered for a trendy look.

Be spontaneous,  mix and match with the wide array of colours! Spice up your wardrobe with these vibrant pieces.

Or perhaps acquire some new tees? Nike's tees are made from organic cotton, which tend to cause lesser skin irritations and give more comfort.

My favourite from the tees available is the one on him:

Sara of Icyabstract and I later moved on the shoe cabinet which was kickass!

More drool-worthy shoes from the cabinet:

My favourite shoe was this pair:
Such cute plane prints! I developed a certain for planes... so yeah. Heh. I think the bf will like this too.

Sara and Nabil lookin' good in Nike SU/SP Sportswear.

Sara says the brushed back fleece interior of the AW77 was very snug.

Besides Icyabstract, I met Worm from Nookmag, Nabil from WhyWeRun, and Fay of WithLoveFay.

Here's Fay in her favourite white Burnout tee:

Here's a closer look at the burnout technology on the loose tee, that is great for layering.

There are other designs and colours available:
On the model

If you're eyeing the pair of sandals that she's wearing, here!
The gladiator sandals will be available from April onwards at the Nike outlet, also available in purple colour.

From the Liberty of London pack, there is also the floral design which I tried out, which was super comfortable.

This shoe is designed in collaboration with the French Football Federation, which highlighted with a little French flag at the back, the upper body is made with denim.

I also thought guys would look very cool in this shoe with a unique shoelace tie. 

The Woven Chukka Motion takes inspiration from the foot scapes and free motion.

The hospitality was great, and I really liked Naumi Hotel (it's a boutique hotel).

So get set for the year of Rabbit with Nike Sportswear Summer and Spring Collection!


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