The story of the Nike x Tom Sachs Poncho is a reminder that good solutions take time to solidify. The product’s simplicity is deceiving. Its shape-shifting nature was perfected over the course of four years, dozens of prototypes, countless tests, and innumerable hacks.

The apparel elements of the NIKECRAFT Transitions collection launch April 27 in Japan to coincide with Sachs’ “Tea Ceremony” exhibition at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. A global release will follow.