All-star players, All-star audience and as always...all-star kicks! This weekend players take a step back from the grueling NBA schedule to put on a show for the world to view, participating in a variety of challenges/games from the 3-point shootout to the most favored dunk contest.
Coinciding with the event, Nike and Jordan brand has teamed up with a few Chicago natives to serve up 6 collaborative projects. Fittingly phrased “By Chicago, For Chicago”, it’s no doubt Chicago is a special place to Nike due to the impact of Michael Jordan and these releases are set to pay homage to the city. Take a look below for the collaboration releasing this weekend.
Chance The Rapper – Social Work x Jordan 1 AJKO
Chicago Hip-Hop artist, Chance The Rapper, has undoubtedly made as big an impact on his City as he has the music industry. His Non-profit charity, SocialWorks, aims the enable the youth to learn and act on their passions. Their work has earned them this collaboration which arrives coated in their signature colours – light blue and orange.
Cole Bennett – Lyrical Lemonade x Jordan Aerospace 720
The Chicago-based music video director known for his squiggly, lively aesthetic, has been handed his very own collaboration on the Jordan Aerospace 720. Finding he’s way by first shooting live shows, he has not transitioned into producing eye-popping visuals for the likes of Smoke Purpp and Lil Pump.
Sheila Rashid - Jordan 1 Mid "Unite"
Chicago’s bespoke designer, Sheila Rashid, brings her vibrant style to ever-growing Jordan 1 Mid roster. While the majority of the upper is coated in cool grey suede, the toe box pops in contrasting purple leather. Reminiscent of color-blocking previously seen on pairs such as Asics “Salmon Toe”, this pair is sure to turn a few heads when spotted on the streets.
Nike KD x Don C & Don c x Air Force 1
Don C’s collaboration runs deep into the Nike affiliation with Chicago. The streetwear designer has put his spin on a few silhouettes, most notably his multiple version of the Jordan legacy 312. This weekend he is the only collaborator to bring his talent to two silhouettes; Nike KD12 and Air Force 1. Both arrive drenched in blue with red accents which pays homage to the Chicago flag.
Virgil Abloh - Off-White x Air Jordan 5
No introduction needed for the man whose influence no streetwear over the past few years has been monumental. His next installment of the Off-white x Nike collaboration combines the deconstructed style to the Jordan 5 silhouette. Virgil recently stated that he wanted “customers to experimenting with customizing” this pair. Keep a look on the out blog for some interesting versions of the pair in the next few weeks.