Although 2020 has been fast from normal, the start of the new decade has seen NIKE, Inc. host some of its highest-profile collaborations ever, in particular Dior. Soon joining the coveted ranks of the Swoosh’s co-conspirator list is Ruohan Wang, a visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. Her canvases?: The Nike Air Force 1, Air Max 90, and Blazer Mid 77, pictured here.
Since graduating from the Berlin University of Art in 2017, the China-born illustrator and painter has explored her multi-cultural background across public art installations, fashion, and product. As with previous work, her upcoming joint-effort with Nike is laden with neon color, which adds a bold aesthetic to the charming illustrations of Earth, people, legged-flora and swoosh logos found throughout the mid-top Blazer. Profile swooshes, toe boxes, and most of the tongue is left white, accentuating Wang’s graphics that much more. Tongue labels, just as heel panels, alternate between two hand-drawn images and/or text. All these images are printed onto Flyleather, a material made of at least 50% recycled natural leather fiber; fellow artist Steven Harrington worked on the same material for his “Earth Day” capsule in 2019. Underfoot, sole units are animated not only by the surreal-like flower on the lateral side, but also the all-purple outsole.
Enjoy official images of the collaborative Blazer Mid ’77 here below, as you await for pairs to arrive to Nike SNKRS on September 24th.
Nike SNKRS has confirmed that the Ruohan Wang x Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Flyleather will launch on September 24th.
Ruohan Wang x Nike Blazer Mid '77 Flyleather QS
Release Date: Sep 24th, 2020
Mens: $110 Style Code: CZ3775-900
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