FKA twigs teams up with 17 year old photographer David Uzochukwu for new Nike campaign
- Owen Pritchard
- 11 January 2017
To mark the launch of the Spring 2017 Zonal Strength Tights Collection, Nike Women engaged FKA twigs as the creative director for a new campaign. Titled Do you Believe in More? the artist developed the concept for, directed, performed and soundtracked a collection of work that “sheds light on the power of modern movement and defines sport as an important channel of expression.”
The campaign was shot in Mexico and features 12 athletes from a variety of sporting disciplines photographed by 17-year-old David Uzochukwu, who was hand-picked by FKA twigs. “He’s so incredibly young and talented,” she says of the young photographer. “I’m sure he has an incredible career ahead of him. He’s so certain in what he wants and has such a clear vision.”
“When Nike reached out to me about collaborating together on this project, I saw it as an opportunity to inspire people who want to use their bodies in a positive way,” says FKA twigz in an open letter published today. “I cast a group of amazing people who take their physicality seriously and have their own sense of style, in order to push people to be healthy and understand that, through any genre of sport, they can be the best versions of themselves.”
The collection launches tomorrow.
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Owen joined It’s Nice That as Editor in November of 2015 leading and overseeing all editorial content across online, print and the events programme, before leaving in early 2018.