The Oakley team has definitely been doing work with the Winter Games, and we are so proud of their efforts and wins. On top of that Oakley has just given us a capsule with some retro vibes, and I must say I’m 100% with it. The Thermonuclear Protection Capsule takes inspiration from the 90’s and Oakley’s early roots in motocross. A vibrant collection consisting of puffers, hoodies, sweats, and long sleeve shirts; this capsule has a little something for everyone.
Oakley brought in Justin O’Shea as a collaborator for the design of the capsule. The collection emphasized three things specifically with its design. Iconic Logos, Oversized Graphics, and Bold Colors. The logos were actually inspired by their first product design from the 70s. The hint of nostalgia is definitely one of the first things you notice about the capsule. The second has to be the choice of colors for pieces in the capsule. There is a gradient jacket in the collection that is a must have for me, and possibly one of the most unique jackets I have seen in some time. Taking its inspiration from the iconic Iridium Lens, it’s truly the gem of the collection in my eyes. Beyond the variety of the collection, the quality and design make this an early vote for best collection of 2018 in my opinion. Any time you have innovation that is rooted in your history, I truly believe it’s hard to fail and Oakley hit this one out of the park.
Not everyday do I declare a collection a must have, but Oakley has definitely given us something special. You get tons of variations between the styles of pieces in the collection, which is a plus. You also get solid design with the vintage graphics and logos, which is also huge. However, as mentioned before the greatest takeaway from the collection has to be the color choices used throughout the capsule. I truly have to tip my hat to Justin O’Shea and the Oakley team for putting together some amazing work early in the year that I think a lot of people are going to wish they had once it’s gone. The capsule is a limited run being available on Oakley.com and select Oakley locations. So move fast if you love this capsule we do. Purchase here, and see the locations below.
Oakley Stores with Thermonuclear Protection
• Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, HI
• Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach, FL
• Disney Springs, Orlando, FL
• Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
• Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, NV
• 560 5th Ave, New York, NY
• Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL
• The Galleria, Houston, TX