How many sneaker collaborations involve, on any level of connection, Oscar Wilde? Any guess north of one would be generous. But, when you’ve been consistently producing top notch textiles, known as much for their avant garde design as for their craftsmanship since the late nineteenth century, as Liberty has, well, sometimes you have an endorsement by one of the greatest writers in history tucked away in your back pocket.
Nike’s latest collaboration with the British fashion icon features the ‘Merlin’ print, a bright, multi-colored, geometric design featuring circles and concentric squares. Originally designed in 1972 for a silk scarf, but applied here to the Air Max 90, the Merlin print turns a sporty mainstay into a fashion forward original.
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