The Tom Sachs SPACE PROGRAM: Mars exhibition opens May 16 – June 17, 2012 at the Armory in New York City, turning 55,000 sq feet into an “immersive space odyssey” that features the artists sculpture of space mission platforms, vehicles, and suiting. In conjunction with the opening of the SPACE PROGRAM: Mars, the artists has entered in a joint venture with Nike launching the Tom Sachs: NIKECraft collection – a sportswear collection utilizing materials never before used in sportswear: automotive airbags, mansails, and space suiting. The details continue the relationship between astronaut and athlete with “Zipper pulls that double as storage containers, paracord that can be fashioned as a tourniquet and embellishments like the periodic table of elements screened on the inside of a jacket.”
Tom Sachs: NIKECraft collection includes The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, and the Lightweight Tote.
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