Discover the outdoors
All Conditions Gear or ACG is Nike’s outdoor line, which is meant to represent and embody the connection to nature. Nike’s collaboration with the earth, where sustainability is clearly in the foreground. The connection to the earth is defined and not only in the product collection but also in the actions of the community. Philosophy and motto are clearly defined with the slogan: “Designed, Tested, and Made on Planet Earth. For Outdoor use.”. ACG collections are based on the needs and wishes of the community as well as on nature. The call to go out and experience more is formulated more clearly than ever. The energy of the wilderness is taken up and incorporated within the collection.
For the ideas for the new collections, the ACG team is inspired by nature. In each season, certain places such as jungles, deserts, or even volcanoes serve as sources of inspiration. In the process, the individual parts are also tested in each case for functionality and durability in nature. As one of the most important points written out, sustainability has moved into focus. Nike’s ACG team is on the lookout for new ways to make the collections even more sustainable. The earth not only serves as inspiration but should also be damaged as little as possible by the development processes.
Fall 2021 Collection
The Fall 2021 Collection is under the name “Kahauale’a” and the design inspirations by the volcano Kilauea. Inspiration can also be found in nature and the creatures that live there. The pattern was inspired by the Happy Arachnid, among others. The small spider nicknamed the “Happy Face” spider is found on the island of Maui. This spider species is found exclusively in Hawaii. While the abdomen is yellowish or translucent, the body is found to be colored in red, black, or white, reminiscent of a laughing face. The pattern of the smiley spider can be found in the new collection of ACG.
Discover your place
With its parks and green spaces, Düsseldorf also offers a lot of attractions and outdoor opportunities in nature. Even with the hustle of the city, the various parks provide time to relax in nature. Energy and connection to its environment in the small green oases in the middle of the city.
The Hofgarten is centrally located in Düsseldorf’s city center between the Opera House, the Schauspielhaus, and the Goethe Museum. It is called the “Green Island” and attracts its visitors, especially with its diversity.
In addition to monuments and art objects that can be admired in a nice walk, the Hofgarten is also decorated with gardening art and green spaces. Away from children’s playgrounds and dog runs, the park as a rest and recreation area also offers enough space for a picnic or sporting activities with its lawns. Extensive walks around the two lakes with water birds and the specially installed birdhouse for swans, geese, and ducks provide a contrast to the hectic city. The courtyard garden also invites relaxing walks in the evening. Even at that time, you can still marvel at the art installations, such as the light bank installations.
The Nordpark was opened in 1937 and with its diverse design is one of Düsseldorf’s popular destinations. The public green space features water features, lawns, trees, differently planted sections, and a Japanese garden that has enriched the park since 1975. In addition to permanently installed benches, there are also tables and chairs that visitors can move around.
The park is an oasis and meeting place at the same time, where sports and walking alternate with a leisurely picnic on the lawns. Wide paths and lawns are surrounded by large trees and geometric flowerbeds. Thus, the North Park can be divided into various sub-gardens, such as the Water Lily Garden. Here, water pools are surrounded by columns and offer a romantic picture. Various statues and contemporary art extend the offer, as well as the Auquazoo – Löbbecke Museum. Fountains with fountains and water games further complete the offer. There are playgrounds for the little park visitors. A snack can be taken at a cozy picnic or in a garden restaurant. The Ballhaus now serves as an exhibition center for young artists.
The Südpark consists of three differently designed areas, the “Volksgarten”, “In den Gärten” and “Vor dem Deich” and offers varied activities.
“Volksgarten” is a green oasis with large lawns for sports and picnics. “In den Gärten” consists of various themed gardens that are lovingly tended. “In front of the dike” designates a lake area. Classic playgrounds are augmented by two water playgrounds and a large rope circus, as well as a petting zoo. In addition, there are flowerbeds with a variety of plants and flowers, water features such as fountains, and works of art and sculpture. The winding paths lead past avenues and the pond with exposed banks.
Ostpark has been around since the end of the 19th century. The small park is now a listed monument and was built by the city gardener Heinrich Friedrich Adolf Hillebrecht according to an idea of the garden city.
The Ostpark consists of two parts. On the one hand the Ostweiher, the lake, and on the other hand the grounds with meadows and planting. The large lawn offers plenty of space for recreational activities. Paths lead in arcs through the park and around the lake. This is surrounded by trees on the shore, so the park becomes a popular jogging route. The extensive green areas are not only suitable for picnics, but also badminton or yoga.