Off-White's Virgil Abloh designs a new Nike collection entitled 'Athlete in Progress' and it is made to celebrate the confidence and determination of runners. The collection features a selection of performance goods as well as apparel and footwear that are ready for the streets.
To showcase the designs, Abloh fathered athletes to walk on the Off-White Spring/Summer 2019 runway show -- some include Dina Asher-Smith, English Gardner, Nafi Thiam, Catherin Ibarguen, Cecilia Yeung, and more. Abloh states, “I started talking with Nike about this women’s running project last summer and at the time, I was very much inspired by the aesthetic and style 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.”
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