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After months of speculation we finally get the official images and release information for the highly anticipated Nike X Virgil Abloh collaboration.
The inspiration behind the five iterations amply named “REVEALING,” were created under the premise of accessibility. As you would come to now expect if you’re a fan of Abloh’s work, they follow a “hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed” design, almost like the shoes have been stripped and laid bare for all to marvel at the craftsmanship. As you can see, the “Revealing” five includes the Air Jordan I, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax and Nike Blazer Mid.
The next five, “GHOSTING,” while assumed to be crafted as homage to some form of ghostly after-image, or form of upper surface futuristic membrane material to show “what lies beneath”. In truth the thought process was actually very concise and with deeper meaning.
According to Abloh, the use of common translucent uppers and materials were to “further the idea of revealing”, and unite the silhouettes combined 94 years of history . As seen above, the “Ghosting” range includes the Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and Nike Air Max 97.
Virgil Abloh – The Deconstruction Visionary
Abloh goes on to state that most of the important creative decisions were made within the first three hours.
“By combining these shoes with design that amplifies their ‘handmade’ quality, we’re intensifying the human element and expanding the emotional connection of these 10 icons”
Wow ! Now, for a design and collaboration so huge, this further emphasises just how passionate and certain Abloh must have been when thinking about direction and inspiration.
According to Nike the global release for all 10 sneakers will be sometime in November this year (2017) via NikeLab and select retailers . There will be also be a pre-release for the “Revealing” five at NikeLab locations in September, dates below:
- New York City 9th – 13th September 2017
- London 18th – 22nd September 2017
- Milan 21st – 25th September 2017
- Paris 26th – 30th September 2017
It goes without saying, this is going to be one of the biggest releases of the year, so be sure to mark this one in your calenders and schedule.
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