Nous Etudions x Nike Regular Sports Pants
Alternative leathers are not all created equal. These do a pretty good approximation, though, with the added benefit of a soft interior lining that avoids the usual stiffness. These were developed for Nike as part of its endeavor into leather alternatives, these are trousers that will will you into thinking their sweatpants. Ropes at the elastic waist and hems for easy fit. Side pockets. Unisex.
Always searching for new options for responsibly made elements and textiles, the building blocks of their design philosophies, Nous Etudions (AR) manufactures their own materials in a holistic approach to their development of the collections. All vegan, sustainable, minimal, genderless, it's a line focused on the future, and longetivity. Not simply in its environmental concern, but in how clothing has always been a marker for societies and its subcultures. The work is bold—strong silhouettes, often oversized, with comfort and statment in mind. The unusual thing is the functionality of almost everything we've seen, with shirts doubling as dresses, jackets doubling as shirts, and trousers easily giving an impression of slouchy sweats. Really a line for the future.