Built to withstand torrid heat conditions but still keep it’s Avante-garde aesthetic, Nike’s collaboration with Undercover has proven that comfort and style is not impossible to achieve! 

Are you running the Nike 5K run this year? Or in search for cutting edge running apparel that is not only sleek but also functional?

If all your answers were ‘yes’ with a capital ‘Y’, then look no further for Nike has collaborated with the genius behind the cult favorite Undercover, Jun Takahashi, to bring revolutionary running apparel for “soulful runners”. Grabbing inspiration from past marathons and experiences, he has once again merged design and technology for Gyakusou’s sixth season!

Each piece from the Nike x Undercover Gyakusou S/S 2013 collection shows a play between well thought out designation of material and running specific designs to not only further enhance the contemplative and performance sides of running but also address the cooling requirements of summer runners worldwide. The collection employs breathable, unlined, and notably lightweight materials from head to toe, providing passionate athletes the ability to continue what they love most despite the humidity and heat.

The men’s collection has a very evident GYAKUSOU design – the signature wave pattern, which is inspired from military quilt design, brings in subtle functional utility look and feel, while keeping intact the total comfort that stems from its organic shapes. The iconic diamond paneling is the design aspect that sets the women’s collection apart from the men’s collection.

Thanks to Takahashi, this collection’s pieces elevate the technology with cutting-edge style. We see this from the tunic-style Lightweight Jacket fabric mix to the 2-in-1 Shorts flat seam stitching that provides no attrition and unrestrained movement, whilst keeping the body temperature at a constant.

The collection’s trademark color palette pays homage to Takahashi’s urban-rural accord with subtle city tones and earthy tones, which are popped this season by bright Mesa orange, lush Victory Green, and fuchsia Sangria pink, reflecting the renowned vibrancy of Rio’s various urban and rural environments.

The Nike X Undercover Gyakusou S/S13 collection, price from S$89 onwards, is now exclusively available at Surrender, Raffles Hotel Arcade, #02-31, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719. Tel (65) 6733 2130

Nike x Undercover Gyakusou S/S13

Image credit: Nike