by Marc Ecko, with a modified grille.
15 November 2006.
While it is classified as a
competent off-road SUV, urban driving is certainly too
one of the facets of a usual Nissan Pathfinder's daily
But urban doesn't only rhyme with
traffic jams. It can mean fashion too.
That's what Nissan and Marc Ecko
revealed recently in New York, when the automotive and
fashion industries met at a VIP event held at New York’s
black and grey camouflage paint job.
In fact, that was the occasion when
Nissan and Marc Ecko showcased the results of their
recently announced partnership – the Nissan
Pathfinder and the Nissan Armada customised by Marc
Ecko, and the Nissan-inspired line of apparel and
accessories from the *ecko unltd. and Marc Ecko Cut
& Sew collections.
“Nissan and Marc Ecko are two
brands known for bold, forward-thinking design,”
said Jan Thompson, vice president of marketing for
Nissan North America. “The new customised vehicles
and clothing line emerging from this collaboration are
the perfect extension of the quality and affinity for
street culture inherent to both brands.”
new customised vehicles and clothing
line emerging from Nissan and Marc
Ecko collaboration reflect a street
culture inherent to both brands.
The Nissan Pathfinder customised by
Marc Ecko is inspired by *ecko unltd.’s street-smart
swagger. It takes a vehicle that loves to get a little
dirty and gives it an ‘old school’ twist with
smoothed wheel wells, a modified grille and a custom
black and grey camouflage paint job. The interior
includes seamless black leather, moulded wood backs
and a glossy, safety orange centre console.
The Nissan Armada customised by
Marc Ecko follows Cut & Sew’s designs, retaining
the muscularity of the vehicle’s original look while
adding an edge. The exterior features a cream Landau
roof, laser etched rims and safety orange side panels.
The interior offers sophisticated touches like the use
of premium cream and tan calfskin leathers with
smoothed wheel wells and a black and
grey camouflage paint.
“My goal with this project is to
not only introduce my original sense of style to
Nissan, but to do so in a way that highlights the
individuality of the Pathfinder and Armada brands,”
Ecko also designed limited edition,
co-branded pullover anoraks, t-shirts, leather key
chains and other items that will be given away at
events and sold online through www.ecko.com.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit
Sweat Equity Enterprises (SEE), Marc Ecko’s
nonprofit organisation, which empowers at-risk teens
to learn professional design and technology skills
while working behind the scenes in leading design
The youngest member of the Council
of Fashion Designers of America’s board of
directors, Marc Ecko is founder of *ecko unltd., the
world famous rhino brand. Additional information can
be found at www.marceckoenterprises.com.