“I started talking with Nike about this women’s running project last summer and at the time, I was very much inspired by the inherent aesthetic of track and field athletes. As a result, I invited some of Nike’s elite track and field champions to participate in my SS19 Off-White runway show as the natural forerunner to developing and showcasing the collection,” says Abloh.
“Athlete in Progress” Collection
The Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress” collection salutes the unbreakable confidence held by runners. Virgil Abloh taps Nike’s rich heritage in track and field. The assortment balances performance product with post-run apparel and footwear inspired by Nike’s storied running shoe designs.
With 800-meter champion Caster Semenya, the collection readies for the initial limited release. It will include a run top and tight, and the Nike x Off-White Zoom Terra Kiger 5.