This summer, Nike Sportswear chose to remix Nike materials within the Nike Sportswear collection with legendary French textile designer Paule Marrot Editions. Once 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 Butterflies and Feathers prints on the new ‘Skinny’ Dunks, and 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 Lows in unisex styles as well.
The Paule Marrot versions of the Nike Skinny Dunk Hi will be available at select Nike Sportswear retailers. Please visit www.nikesportswear.com for locations.