Despite a lack of collaborative Air Jordan releases 2019, Hiroshi Fujiwara was recently spotted wearing an unreleased Air Jordan 3 sample. The pair you see Hiroshi Fujiwara rocking is actually a Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3 sample that never made its way to retailers. Hiroshi was spotted laced up in the pair at Nike’s The Hong Kong Department retail location. He was there to speak during a “Nike On Air” panel and even showcased some his previous fragment design x Nike creations. Among them was the fragment design x Air Jordan 1 that made its retail debut on December 27th, 2014 at a price of $165.
This year, Nike kicked off its Air Max Day 2019 celebrations by announcing the Nike ON AIR: “The Hong Kong Department” series of lecture style and workshop events. This series of events, which revolve around Nike Air, creativity, design and learning, commenced on March 30th and will conclude on April 14th, 2019. Graphics and Print & Industrial Design are among the subjects that will be taught during foundational classes that are a part of the lecture-style learning events. Nike has collaborated with a number of global and local artists to host the curriculum, and among those artists, Hiroshi Fujiwara is at the forefront.
Hiroshi Fujiwara has a longstanding history of collaborating with Nike. Last year, two different Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG samples were also unveiled, which have not hit the shelves so far. According to Hiroshi himself, he designed the fragment design x Air Jordan 3 pair you see here a few years ago. He used an OG “Fire Red” pair but covered the Fire Red-colored areas with a shade of Azure. He also replaced the elephant print overlays with smooth Black-colored leather. The rear heel quarter panels also have the fragment design logo debossed into them, while a tooling code can be spotted over the midsole panel.
Hiroshi Fujiwara has revealed that this fragment design x Air Jordan 3 is merely a sample and not an official release. Hence, it is unlikely that it may end up being among this year’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019.
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In addition to upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019, Jordan Brand designed an Air Jordan 3 for Spike Lee‘s Oscar win at the Academy Awards. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony recently took place on February 25th, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s biographical crime film, was nominated for six Academy Awards, namely for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor. Spike Lee actually ended up winning the Best Adapted Screenplay award for the film. Spike Lee walked onstage as the crowd thunderously applauded and was greeted by Samuel L. Jackson.
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A colorway from 2001 will be joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 scheduled to hit the shelves during the Holiday Season. As you likely know, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 3. Jordan Brand recently released the Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll” on November 10, 2018. It drew inspiration from and mimicked a Nike Air Trainer 1 colorway of the same that originally made its retail debut back in 1987. As the Air Jordan 3’s 30th anniversary celebration continues, next in line to hit the shelves is its “Mocha” colorway. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Mocha” is actually making a comeback after 17 years.
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You might be aware that Jordan Brand has an entire collection of University of Oregon Ducks x Air Jordan sneakers. Jordan Brand’s legendary designer once studied at the University of Oregon and played track and field for the Oregon Ducks under coach Bill Bowerman, who is the co-founder of Nike. Tinker Hatfield has designed some of the most iconic Air Jordan iterations for the collegiate athletes of his former team. Earlier this year, Tinker Hatfield’s original sketch of the Air Jordan 3 was brought to life and now the Oregon Ducks have received this special PE iteration. Of course, it will not be joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018.
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Until recently, the acronym “AWOK” would mean nothing to anyone in the sneaker community. Standing for “Anna Wintour OK,” it is an acronym that every editor of Vogue magazine is familiar with, a sign of approval for their print pages from the magazine’s longtime editor in chief. Sneakerheads became familiar with this acronym when it became the nickname for the Jordan Brand and Vogue collaboration, which revolves around Anna Wintour. For those who do not know, this collaboration includes two Air Jordan 1 High Zip and two Air Jordan 3 SE colorways. The former already hit the shelves, while the latter will join next month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Continue reading The Women’s Vogue x Air Jordan 3 SE “AWOK” Colorways Arrive In September
Many of you reading this post may not be familiar with the name Anna Wintour, at least not unless you have an interest in the fashion industry and/or read Vogue magazine. The 68-year-old British journalist happens to be Vogue’s current editor-in-chief. It is not every day that Nike collaborates with a woman, especially someone who is not an athlete, which is probably why this is being referred to as Jordan Brand’s first-ever women’s collaboration. This is also the first time that Jordan Brand and Vogue have teamed up. This collaboration involving the Air Jordan 1 High Zip is inspired by and a tribute to Anna Wintour. Continue reading Jordan Brand & Vogue Have Teamed Up To Pay Homage To Anna Wintour
Jordan Brand celebrated Tinker Hatfield’s birthday on April 30 by kicking off a “Week of 3s” event, which will result in a popular Air Jordan 3 colorway getting restocked every day until May 4th. The Air Jordan 3 “Tinker Hatfield” and “True Blue” have already gotten restocked on April 30th and May 1st, respectively. For May 2nd, Jordan Brand has brought back and restocked the Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line,” which made its retail debut on Valentine’s Day this year. All these restocks are exclusively available in Europe through Nike SNEAKRS. However, it seems that several other iterations will soon join this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Continue reading More Air Jordan 3 Releases Are Arriving Soon For The Its 30 Anniversary