Nike x Undercover Gyakusou

The other day I got to test out one of the new Nike x Undercover Gyakusou jackets, a collaboration project between Nike and designer Jun Takahashi.
Takahashi is best known as the designer of high-end streetwear label Undercover, and he is also a member of the Tokyo based running crew GIRA.

In a city where protocol stands for a lot, and it is considered ‘au fait’ to run around Tokyo clockwise, Takahashi and his GIRA crew make their point by running anti-clockwise. Hence the collection’s name derives from ‘gyaku’ Japanese for wrong or reverse, and ‘sou’ to run or running.

Now in its fourth season of menswear, Spring Summer 12 sees the introduction of womenswear.

With ergonomic design paramount, the pieces prioritise comfort and freedom of movement, so many of the jackets have curved and gathered sleeves. Some styles come with open underarms, and my jacket is made up of two pieces, so that it can be worn as a gilet or jacket.

As you would expect, the spring collection is made from a lighter weight material – Nike Dri Fit, perfect for springtime London runs!

As seen on my run...
For more information on the Nike x Undercover Gyakusou series, visit www.nikeinc.com

run like 'elle - summers coming ;-)