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January 27, 2014 | By

Artist Yuko Kanatani highlights body in motion for the latest Nike Tight of the Moment

Nike makes their latest Tight of the Moment in collaboration with an independent artist for the first time. Traveling to Japan, Nike tapped Yuko Kanatani to create this collaboration which includes three tights, the first being these Magical Kaleidoscope tights. Yuko tailored her illustrations to a body map that uses athlete-informed data to show the location of an individual’s muscles and heating and cooling zones. “At the beginning of the project, needing to match my drawings to a moving body was quite a hurdle,” Yuko says. “But it was also very inspiring and interesting to have outside direction and try something new.” The result is a tight that combines Yuko's aesthetic with the tight’s performance attributes you already love, including soft Nike Dri-FIT fabric that pulls sweat away from the skin to help keep you dry and comfortable.

The NTM-Magical Kaleidoscope comes in two Nike Pro styles, the Nike Pro Tight and Nike Pro Sports Bra. The print will also be featured on the Nike Studio Wrap Pack. You'll be able to purchase the tight and sports bra in select retailers and on Nike.com in China and Sweden beginning Jan. 28 and globally on Jan. 31. You'll have to wait for the other two designs that will roll out in the coming months.

See more photos of the tights and Yuko's creative process below.

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