The great shopping debate is one of our favorite conversations here at Glamour. Nikki and I have had basically one long conversation for the past nine months about clothes that we’re going to buy, stuff that remains in our shopping carts for weeks on end and of course, the bags, shoes and garb that we won’t go near with a 10 foot pole. Well Nikki, I think I’ve found our next mutual purchase— and it comes in the form of uber fashionable fitness gear: Nike’s artist collaboration tights.
Check them out:
Aren’t they awesome? It’s part of an artist collaboration series from Nike where the activewear giant teams up with artists around the world each month to create a limited edition pair of tights (and all the accoutrements to go with them—a sports bra, wraps and the like). This month’s Tight of the Moment is dubbed Midnight Craftwork. Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani collaborated with Nike vice president of women’s design, Kelly Tweeden (one of the single coolest designers I’ve ever met in the fashion industry. She designs clothes for millions of women across the globe for Nike. How. Cool. Is. That.). The artist was inspired by her “midnight world”, midnight being a time of day that she can be alone with her art, without distraction.
The print is inspired by Kanatani’s needlework and embroidery, as you can garner from the bright colors and intricate details in the print. The print iteself echoes the muscles of the body, expanding, curving and contracting to highlight the calf muscles, glutes and quads.
These patterned tights have me pretty much RUNNING to the gym tonight. But then, is it bad if I wear them to dinner afterwards with a sweater, leather jacket and booties? Too much? You tell me. Clearly, I’m obsessed.