Rose took the same approach when it came to the actual garments, taking traditional Nike staples and subverting them to produce pieces that are, at the same time, true to the Nike aesthetic yet completely—and uniquely—Martine Rose.
A "love letter" to London, the collection mixes silhouettes and styles she sees as undeniably British with the American standards of something like the Nike Air. "It was very intentional to use the Monarch as the silhouette, being a very American shoe, and then put it with the very English silhouette of the tracksuit," she said.
Using pieces from the Nike archive, the designer selected looks that reminded her of her own experience growing up in the UK, while also exploring aspects of class in American culture.
"Going into the archive I wanted to find a classic English silhouette, similar to the JD tracksuit that reminded me of my youth, coming home from school and immediately changing into it or going out on a Saturday night in that same tracksuit," she told i-D. "The particular silhouette I chose reminds me of that time. I wanted the trainer to reflect the heritage of both brands, I was interested in a classic 'middle America' shoe as it has its own culture surrounding it.”