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Having had a strong presence over the years with a decent amount of Nike collaborations, Parra makes his way into the Nike Sportswear Holiday 09 Rivalry Collection. The theme behind the collection was to create a fictional sports team for both Parra and Cassette Playa. Parra’s Lovely Loners team seen here features some of the Dutch artist’s iconic trademarks over sports-minded pieces. Available now at select Nike Sportswear dealers across the globe.
Nike Sportswear presents Holiday 09 Rivalry Collection
Nike Sportswear has partnered with design heavyweights Cassette Playa of London and Parra of Amsterdam, challenging them to create their own sports team. The result is a collection that delves deep into the psyche of sport and present Rivalry as its essence. Rivalry is the energy that keeps teams striving for more. It’s the challenge of facing up to your fears. It’s battling against opposition to come out on top. Rivalry is a sportsman’s driving force, thus directs the spirit of this collection.
In this tempestuous collaboration, Cassette Playa and Parra use Nike Sportwear’s iconic designs and technical apparel and remix them. The pair draws on classic collegiate layouts; adding their own trademark directional flavour. The Nike Sportswear Rivalry Collection is a tribute to the combative spirit that makes sport everlasting.
Introducing – The Parra Team – Lovely Loners
The anti-rivalry, Parra’s collection is a style that heralds teams who never win. Celebrating participation, energy and a positive attitude; Parra’s players might get picked last for the team, but they’re proud of their efforts and consistently keep stepping up to the mark. Parra enthuses that ‘to participate is better than winning.’
The focal point of Parra’s team is a vivid, hot-coloured jacket with embroidered detail that serves as an icon for sporting underdogs who keep trying to make the grade…
Introducing the Nike Sportswear Rivalry collection
Both Cassette Playa and Parra draw on three iconic Nike Sportswear garments for the design technology that will drive their team to pursue success in battle. The NSW Collection Stadium Jacket forms a mighty focal point with both Parra and Cassette Playa’s jackets constructed from a Melton wool body with Thermore® fill for maximum warmth. Premium leather sleeves, and an innovative Dri-FIT lining point to Nike Sportswear’s expert heritage to which Cassette Playa and Parra have stamped their trademark subversive styles. Both team versions of this jacket feature hand-made chenille patches, paired with high quality embroidery and removable graphic pins. The Chimera and Lovely Loner Stadium Jacket is available in both a men’s and women’s cut.
True to Nike Sportswear’s design ethos of making things better, the classic satin Nike Sportswear Destroyer jacket is transformed through innovation to become a fully functional and technical piece, while keeping all of its classic appearance. Complete with Thermore® fill Dri-FIT liner, that helps wick moisture away from the body this jacket keep you at optimum temperature. By adding licks of colour and witty slogans, the Destroyer Jacket with its 2-layer water repellent satin construction becomes the obvious choice for Cassette Playa and Parra’s high performing teams.
A Nike Sportswear Tee supports the Rivalry collection. Both Cassette Playa and Parra Tees are available in a men’s and women’s cut. The collection is completed with a classic Nike snapback baseball cap from each designer.