Friday, September 17, 2010
NIKE DUNK X CHERRY (WMNS)
Nike Sportswear collection with legendary French textile designer Paule Marrot Editions.nce loved by the British royal family and Jackie Kennedy, Paule Marrot Editions has been creating memorable designs since 1920. Nike Sportswear’s footwear designers integrated Paule Marrot’s 'Aurore' to inspire the 'Les Cerises' print draped two colorways in all-over prints of Cherries on the shoes for Summer 09. 'Les Cerises' is adapted from the original Paule Marrot design – Bigareaux – and is inspired by the cherries sitting in front of her when she met her husband-to-be. Paule Marrot’s textiles were heavily influenced by Marrot’s early studies as a painter under impressionists such as Pierre-August Renoir, Raoul Dufy and Maurice Denis. Accents of the designs show up throughout the rest of the Nike Sportswear Summer 09 Dunk collection as well, not just on the 'Skinny Dunks.' The Nike designer team have used inspiration to create the original Nike Dunk Lo’s in unisex styles as well.