From the monthly archives: October 2011

gyakusou aw2011 preview Gyakusou FW2011 Collection

Following up on my prior Gyakusou post, Nike Running paths (www.nikerunningpaths.com) has been updated with more images and video of the collection. There is a behind the scenes of the filming of the ‘Running Monks’ Video where Jun goes into some detail about the inspirations behind this collection; the mixture of technical advances and elements of traditional Japanese culture. What does it the most for me is the color palette this season, I love the use of traditional sportswear colors that incorporate a heathered look reminiscent of men’s suiting.

Behind the Scenes Kyoto Video

Look for some the new stuff to drop October at shops including Firmament and Tres Bein .

 

Undercover x Nike film from POP Magazine on Vimeo.

Nike and Jun Takahashi present their third running collection under the Gyakusou sub-brand. I have owned several pieces from past seasons and I must say the utility, styling and construction has always been top-notch. I really appreciate¬† Jun’s work on this entire collaboration as it’s entirely evident that his heart is in it. He is able to merge his design prowess and interest in long-distance running with Nike’s manufacturing prowess. This video takes on a theme reminiscent of Buddhist monks and artfully showcases the new items including thermal t-shirts with zip-off sleeves, and what looks like a return of the Lunar Spider TT+ in fresh colorways.

Word is that prices are lowered this season so runners (and Undercover fans) everywhere can rejoice. I’ll be sure to provide more Gyakusou coverage as it comes.

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