Celebrities and artists greatly shape the way youth perceives style. These ‘stars’ set the tone for trends, and what’s ‘in’ and fresh. Generations and eras are defined by their fashion choices. So, when some of the greatest creative minds and artists collaborate with arguably, the most iconic brand of our times, consumers are in for unforgettable treats.
Here are some of the greatest Nike collaborations of all time, should you wish to add some legendary pairs to your collection:
1. Anna Wintour x Nike
Anna Wintour’s name has become synonymous with trendsetting. The trailblazing Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine is known to make and break the definition of popular fashion. So, when this fashion giant decided to collaborate with Nike, another pop-culture mover and shaker, the result was bound to be memorable. The collab resulted in the creation of some of the most iconic red sneakers, after the OG red-and-black Air Jordans, of course.
The sneaker designs are not the delicate, dainty ones that you would expect from someone surrounded by couture all day. Anna stays true to the Nike DNA by designing a sporty sneaker that harks back to the original Air Jordan 1 high tops. Astounding Scaffolding services in London
Apart from the fiery red colour and chic metal detailing, the most memorable feature of this pair is Anna’s ‘AWOK’ signature at the bottom. Another variant in this collection is an off-white version but bright red accents, which is the perfect marriage between the sophistication of Vogue and the swagger of Nike.
2. Nike x CPFM
Possibly one of Nike’s most eye-catching and memorable statement pieces came out of the very recent collab with trendy streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market. This cult-favourite brand, started by Cynthia Lu in 2015, has come to dominate the streetwear scene with famous patrons like Drake and Tyler, The Creator.
Much like the Vogue collab, this one went against the expected grain. Away from its rave-inspired vibe that is synonymous with its apparel, the brand decided to go a chicer, blingier way. The idea was to create a shoe that could embody the meeting of the elements. And it was brought to life through the use of stunning Swarovski crystals, arranged free-hand for a signature DIY feel.
As light reflects off the stones, the show comes alive! It’s the perfect pair for a day when you want all eyes on yourself. Its flashy enough to amplify any outfit, while maintaining the cool, easy-going vibe that is true to Nike.
3. J. Balvin x Air Jordan 1 Retro OG High ‘Colores Y Vibras’
Touted as one of the best-selling Latin artists of all time, J.Balvin took the world by storm with his chart-topping number Mi Gente. The ‘Prince of Reggaeton’ is associated with a new, uber-cool, youthful energy and that is exactly what he brought to him collab with Nike. He paired up with the brand to bring out an exclusive version of the Air Jordan 1 high tops.
The classic silhouette was given a whole new look with a colourful palette in a psychedelic pattern. Detailing in black pops out from the vibrant background. The edges are cut out in fun patterns and overlays are roughly sewn to stand out from the familiar, disciplined design elements of the AJ1.
Its unique design, customisable graphics and J.Balvin’s signature accents make this pair a perfect one for your trophy room.
4. G-Dragon x Air Force 1
Loved by millions as the ‘King of K-Pop’, G-Dragon has gained fame the world over for not just his incredible music, but also for his trendy and fashion-forward choices. Sporting fun, coloured hair with the hottest label pieces, he is always tuned out. So, when he teamed up with Nike to bring his signature to the brand, he wanted to combine his love for hip-hop and for the brand.
The result was a stunning pair named ‘Para Noise’. These are not your average, run-of-the-mill black sneakers, but actual works of art. The black overlay is meant to wear away over time to reveal an artwork personalised by the artist himself. Featuring an iconic daisy emblem, this shoe will be the crown jewel of any collection that it joins.