Product of the Week: 3/10/09

Since last year, Nike has been offering international innovators the chance to reinvent one of the most iconic shoes in pop culture: the Air Force One. For the collection, dubbed 1 World AF1, Beaverton HQ tapped a motley crew including Brooklyn-based street artist Kaws, electrohouse DJ Busy P—and Hella Jongerius. Indeed, this month, Nike releases its latest collaboration with Maharam Design Studio, who applied the Dutch designer’s 2006 Layers fabric to the AF1’s familiar silhouette. Somehow it works—the wool felt embroidery is both industrial and DIY; the floral patterning paired with sporty sneaks gives it an avant-garde, conceptual feel. Available exclusively at Moss. www.nike.com/af1

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