Constructivism is a transitional sportswear collection for Nike taking inspiration from the Constructivism Movement during the 1920s in the Soviet Union. This movement was known for bright and bold colours shown in the colour palette as well as geometric shapes.
This collection takes inspiration particularly from Varavara Stepanova, a textile designer in this movement. Her prints include bold geometric shapes with contrasting colours, representing the movement. Prints inspired by her work play a key part in this concept, coinciding with Nike’s pattern work already. The use of paneling throughout the collection creates interesting geometric shapes, influenced by Constructivist art.
Stepanova’s sportswear and workwear influences more utilitarian aspects such as dungarees, boiler suits and cargo pockets.
With the use of different thickness of lycra for leggings and shorts as well as cotton poplin for dresses and jumpsuits, the collection provides for more causal athleisure and those who are more active.