Nike x Parra Pants Multi
Although Dutch artist Parra’s first design in his longstanding collaboration with Nike—the legendary “Amsterdam” AirMax 1—debuted in 2005, working with Nike SB has been a long time coming. Parra has his roots firmly planted in skateboarding, first picking it up in the Netherlands around 1988. From the early 90s till the early 2000s he was a sponsored amateur and competed in several competitions. After those formative years he focused more on the path of design and art, taking all the memories and heavy influences from skateboarding’s golden era with him on his new journey. Parra still skates today and recently started the skateboard company TIRED with his longtime friend Brad Staba.