Dec 10, 2008

Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer

Introducing the Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer.

Nike’s design team has combined with UK-based creative icon Carri Mundane to give the iconic Blazer a Cassette Playa-style remastering.

Being Nike's first hoop shoe, the Blazer has recently been embraced by other cultures including skaters – a point not lost in Carri’s creative process. “The Blazer’s adoption within the skate community made this the perfect shoe for the project. The colors reference the faded neon’s of 80's skate culture. For the materials imagine the shoes came from a toxically mutated lizard = sci-fi pimp. We’ve left only a circle and triangle for the wearer to decode.”

The Cassette Playa Blazer was first created for Carri’s Spring/Summer 2008 “Future Primitive” runway show, a show that was inspired by Carri’s concept of “urban shamanism.” As Carri explains it, “urban shamanism” a way of thinking that is summarized in her unique style for the season – “Ancient Amazonian hunting rituals adapted by a gang of skaters in a post apocalyptic city”.

The Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer is available at exclusive retailers in the US on December 20, 2008.

Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer
21 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

Nike Sportswear @ The Montalban
1615 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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