Japanese Artist Yuko Kanatani x Nike

Nike designers have created a new Spring/Summer 2014 collection of leggings in collaboration with the Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani.

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At the beginning of the project, needing to match my drawings to a moving body was quite a hurdle,” Yuko says. “But it was also very inspiring and interesting to have outside direction and try something new.

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Performance is typically achieved through science,” Yuko says. “But mood impacts performance as well, and since visuals influence one’s mood, I looked to create colorful and cheerful artwork. I wanted to lift the spirits, and thus the performance, of those wearing the tights.

The NTM-Magical Kaleidoscope will be available in select retailers and on Nike.com in China and Sweden beginning Jan. 28 and globally on Jan. 31.

Photos: Nike.com

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