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Nubian and NEEDLES Take Sportswear From a Formal Perspective

 - Mar 22, 2019
References: instagram & hypebeast
Nubian and NEEDLES work in collaboration to challenge one of the most staple sportswear items, the track pants. The two Japanese fashion labels join forces to take the signature silhouette and bring it to an angle that explores formalwear as well. The shift of perspective challenges the elegance of the structure and the duo think about how to broaden the pant's versatility from just sneakers.

To make it more formal, the cut is increased to that it is able to be worn with leather dress shoes and longer coats, broadening the audience to an older crowd as well. It fits loosely and is constructed from velour materials, accented with a braided side stripe. This detail gives the piece more depth and additional texture -- there are also three colorway options of gold, dark gray, or silver.