At the end of NikeLab's VISION-AIRS project, the new generation of designers explored the concept of walking the clouds through a series of experimental style designs.
Azar Rajabi, Liam Johnson, Paula Canovas, Wanbing Huang, and Shize He from Central Saint Martins, Domus Academy, and Parsons School of Design Inspired by Nike Air VaporMax, each one designs a unique piece of clothing. Their design is a tribute to the spirit of the new Nike Air VaporMax, and it also promotes new boundaries in the field of architecture and materials design.
AZAR RAJABI Domus Academy of Design
My work was inspired directly by VaporMax because I wanted to present the essence of the shoes in the best way. Its sole is made of a single air cushion, flexible and flexible, inspired my design and material inspiration.
"Pearl-like" neoprene mesh and textured vinyl material not only provide flexibility, but also increase the profile of the clothes, allowing air to flow freely inside and outside the coat. The concept of harmony between the air and the body, the connection between the human body and space, and then linking them together with straps is another design detail that I think is very important. An adjustable, giant hood with pleated or edging ties embodies the concept of flexible bending. The reaction of the belt and its outward extension from the body highlight the body shape in motion. As a designer, reaction is a concept that I always embody in my own work.
LIAM JOHNSON Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
What I think about is how to show the floating and light effect through the air. I want this dress to look like a whirlpool, or like a black dense cloud hovering over my body, so I started to think of an expressive abstract appearance; tall, like a cloud wrapped around the upper half of the body In part, it creates an eye-catching visual effect while demonstrating the movement of the lower part of the body's legs and feet. The entire upper body, including the shoulders, neck and head, is wrapped up.
Flocking fabrics seem to be the most suitable choice. In my own personal work, the application of this fabric is also very much. Black seems to have sucked away all the light, perfectly matching the concept of the vortex. At the same time, its fluffy and soft texture echoes the concept of Air. The rich colors add luster to the product. The final decoration of the dress gives it a real sense of luxury while showing fortitude.
PAULA CANOVAS Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
The concept of this project is to change the shape of the clothes through the air and the interaction between the clothes and the environment.
I incorporated the idea of a knot in my work and made it more floating. I also recorded changes in the shape of the clothes as the air entered. I want to capture the moment when the shape of a garment changes with movement, and how it interacts with the body and air.
I chose the low-key red and orange monotone as the color, focusing on the structure of the clothes and VaporMax. The fabric is made of nylon of different qualities, and the pendants of the drape are filled with cushions to create a swelled visual effect.
WANBING HUANG Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Paying tribute to everything in the air is the first molding concept. The lightweight and flexible nature of Nike VaporMax is a direct reference. The transparent Air cushioning as an independent outsole inspired me to design an inexhaustible inspiration to create a harmony between the body and the environment.
The fish bone-shaped clothes with a rich texture float around the body,Cheap retro jordans bringing a sense of movement. The woven and delicate hat strengthens this feeling. It forms a variety of shapes through the expression of emotions, gradually forming a texture and movement. Waved paintings.
Silver urethane material inspired by Flyknit is used to make full-length underwear. The material is molded with the body as a mold and the clothes are flexible, allowing the body to move flexibly and enjoy freedom.
SHIZHE HE Parsons School of Design
Innovation and creativity require courage. Success comes from continuous practice.
In this series, I use molded film as a material that can protect the furniture from bumping during movement. I chose this material because it is not a traditional clothing material, so the design must be bold, try different methods or perspectives, rethink and practice this process. Innovation is the essence of Nike. Nike Air VaporMax broke the tradition with new technology, structure, and Air technology applications, making the sole lighter, softer, and lastingly cushioning.
It may seem hard, but as long as you touch VaporMax you will experience a completely different feeling. My dress is designed to create the same effect, looks like a solid sculpture, but in fact it is very light and flexible, allowing the body to move freely with the clothes.
In this series I used methods of weaving and tying, with no seams or stitches. Nike Air VaporMax has also adopted a new method to make these shoes. Under the action of weaving, the upper is solid and strong. Air VaporMax without any seams is more breathable, soft and flexible, reducing the weight of the shoes. This change brought about by the "less is more" concept is not only exciting, it also inspired my inspiration.