NikeLab, in partnership with Stone Island, created a unique interpretation of it's foremost apparel icon, to celebrate the beginning of "The Year of Windrunner." The Nike Windrunner was born during a time of firsts. Created by Nike's first apparel designer in 1978 and revolutionary for its raglan sleeves and 26-degree chevron yoke, the jacket became the first piece of Nike apparel worn by athletes at track and field trials before and after competition.
The chevron and hood of the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner are constructed with water and wind-resistant Mussola Gommata fabric, formed by bonding lightweight cotton muslin to an opaque polyurethane film. Nylon Metal, a proprietary Stone Island fabric with a metallic sheen, is featured on the body of the garment, which is lined with PrimaLoft.
While the exterior of the jacket is monochromatic, it mimics the traditional Nike Windrunner color blocking through Stone Island's garment dyeing process. The result is a subtle distinction between the shades of the Mussola Gommata and Nylon Metal fabrics.
"An exciting co-lab. Stone Island loves challenges. We source our strength from challenges," commented Carlo Rivetti, Stone Island Chairman and Creative Director. "It's a great satisfaction to share our knowhow and expertise with Nike, which is undoubtedly a pinnacle leader in innovation and performance."