Nike's collaboration with Berlin-based designer Johanna F. Schneider will change the way you think about layering your workout clothes
Nike x JFS Collection
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Nike is always on the cutting-edge of performance and fashion (think: Nike x Pedro Lourenco, featuring supermodel Karlie Kloss), and the brand's latest collaboration, with German designer Johanna F. Schneider, is one of the most innovative collections yet (although these self-lacing sneakers are pretty cool, too). Each piece of training apparel in the Nike x JFS capsule collection is designed to be layered on top of the others, to help you transition through the different parts of a workout. Schneider's design approach is to look at clothing as "personal architecture," and the inspiration she draws from the human body made her an ideal partner to create this kind of unique collection for Nike. Take a look at our favorites from the 11-piece collection, which launches Feb. 26, and will retail for $65 to $185 online, at NikeLab locations, and in select retailers globally.
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The hallmark piece of the collection, this sleeveless hybrid between a cape and vest can be worn three different ways. Wear open for maximum movement and a beautiful, flowy look when you walk, or cinch the belt closed and use the upper laces to adjust volume, drape, and warmth. You can also use the upper laces to tie around the hips as a warm-up skirt. Even better, the versatile capelette is office-appropriate when paired with silky black trousers and heels.
Long Sleeve Crop Top
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Wear this light pullover alone or as a layer to stay cool and dry. The front features an asymmetrical mock zip neck, while the back and sides have mesh panels for breathability. The combination of Nike Dri-FIT fabric and cotton jersey make this an ideal piece for sweaty workouts. (Show us What Gear Motivates You To Get Moving.)
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While culottes may be outside your norm, they're as comfy as an old pair of basketball shorts—but way cuter. The full, circular-cut leg and asymmetrical hem allow for easy movement in all directions, making them perfect for a dance class. A mesh liner lets you wear these alone, or don a pair of tights underneath for extra coverage.
Running Tights and Bra
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Nike Pro running tights and matching printed sports bras always fly off store shelves, and we have no doubt Schneider's custom graphics, created as hand-painted artwork, will draw in fashion-conscious athletes. The patterns and textures are positioned on the body to appear as if they are interacting with muscular zones during exercise. (Check out this Great Fitness Gear Built Just for Women.)