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Nike & Stüssy

S&S (which stands for both 'snow & street' and 'sand & street') is the latest project from Nike and longtime collaborators Stüssy. To help launch the project, the duo have created an online lookbook featuring specially commissioned imagery from artists Kate Gibb and Eric Elms

Following on from previous cult Nike/Stüssy sneaker collaborations (including the Huarache, Dunk, Blazer, Court Force and Free Trail shoes), the S&S collection references snow, sand and street with three Dunk High OMS (the snow), three Lunar Braata Mid OMS (the sand), and three Nike Mogan II OMS (the street) silhouettes. The OMS, incase you’re wondering, stands for Off Mountain Series, an acronym that indicates exactly what this collection was designed for; ‘sand, street and snow style merged for day-to-day performance’.

Working with Nike art director Adam Weissman, silkscreen artist and print-maker Gibb was charged with creating a series of images inspired by snow, while artist and designer Elms was given the task of creating imagery based on sand/surf. As shown below, the resulting abstract and ephemeral visuals are scattered throughout the lookbook, which is also interspersed by a black and white photographic street essay by photographer Curtis Buchanan.

We’ve included the lookbook in its entirety below, both to show the artworks in situ and because the whole thing is really interestingly (and nostaligically) written and designed. The snow silkscreen prints by Kate Gibb feature on pages 2, 3, 11, 29, and the surf illustrations by Eric Elms are on pages 10, 15, 21 and 24.

The Nike & Stüssy S&S collection launches globally on Saturday 13 October

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