Nike and Liberty London celebrate their 10th collection with a new custom print. For the first time, Nike has modernized an archival Liberty design with the application of a contemporary geometric pattern. The collection fuses sport and style with a definitive polka-dot design laid over a classic floral Liberty Art Fabric.
The Holiday ‘2014 Nike x Liberty collection features contemporary and heritage Nike footwear silhouettes alongside a capsule apparel collection. This season’s archive Liberty print, Belmont Ivy, is a striking botanical artwork inspired by the entwining patterns of ivy clinging to buildings. A close look at the detailed ivy structure of the print reveals a subtle nod to the past as individual leaves display the markings of a British one pound note.
The collection is available in two muted autumnal color palettes — Belmont Ivy Black and Belmont Ivy Burgundy — both overlaid with Nike’s tonal polka dots.
The warm, seasonal burgundy collection is available in four of Nike’s most celebrated styles: the Blazer Mid, Air Max 1, Internationalist and Air Force 1 Mid. In contrast, the cooler winter tones of the black print are available in three of Nike’s latest women’s footwear innovations: the Air Max 1 Mid, Internationalist Mid and Lunar Force 1 Sky Hi.
To complete the Nike x Liberty assortment, a soft marled cotton crew, tapered jersey pant and hooded jacket have also been transformed with the distinctive print clash. Polka dots dominate the apparel collection while the Belmont Ivy print appears on trims and linings.
The Nike x Liberty Holiday 2014 footwear and apparel collection launches exclusively at Liberty London on Nov. 1 and at nike.com on Dec. 1.
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