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It all began with a traditional Norwegian sweater that Nike designer Ryan Noon found in a Helsinki thrift store back in 2005. “Norway has a strong tradition of folk dress and knitting,” says Noon, who has lived in Scandinavia off and on over the years. “This technique is kind of the signature of Norwegian folk dress.”
The sweater became Noon’s favorite, and eventually inspired him to design the new Nike Pro Oslo Glow Printed Women’s Tights and Boyshorts. Both styles feature a bold digital print drawing on traditional hand-embroidered elements of Scandinavian knit trims, mashing them up for a fresh and totally unexpected look. “The trompe l’oeil feel is humorous and fun and beautiful,” says the designer.
These head-turning styles were also designed to perform, with sweat-wicking fabric, a wide elastic waistband and reduced seams for comfort. Plus, the digital print lends a super-smooth feel (which can’t necessarily be said of the average thrift-store sweater).
Nike Pro Oslo Glow Printed Women’s Boyshorts- $55