The Yr Of The Windrunner
The NIKELAB X STONE ISLAND THE Year OF THE WINDRUNNER Collection kicks off the celebration of the iconic piece of apparel.
The iconic WINDRUNNER was designed by the brand’s first apparel designer again in 1978 and was revolutionary, with its raglan sleeves and 26-degree chevron yoke. The jacket became the first piece of NIKE apparel worn by athletes at observe and area trials before, and after competitors. Over time it has gone on to become a staple of both the medal stands and town streets. To kick off the commemorative releases the WINDRUNNER can be overhauled by STONE ISLAND, who’re well-known for fabric innovation, engineering and dyeing techniques.
The result is a fusion of the 2 brands’ aesthetics, with the modern interpretation sporting a water and wind-resistant chevron and hood constructed from Mussola Gommata fabric, whilst Nylon Steel fabric options on the body and PrimaLoft technology on the lining. The signature color-blocking is given a twist thanks to the garment dyeing process that STONE ISLAND is well-known for, with a selection of grey, crimson, blue, navy, khaki or black. The ending touch is the diagonal pockets with the zip fastening hidden by nylon tape.
Alongside the six colourways of the jacket there will likely be a duo of the NIKE KOTH Extremely MID SI, in a choice of khaki or black, each of which are coated in polyurethane to make them resistant to the weather. The finishing contact for the collection is a pair of drawstring luggage, additionally in khaki or stone island dale black, with chevron styling to mimic the WINDRUNNER. We should say we didn’t see this coming, however we are glad it did.