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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One of Jordan Brand‘s most recent Air Jordan releases 2018 drew inspiration from an original Nike Air Trainer 1 colorway from 1987. Although not Tinker Hatfield’s favorite (that would be the Air Jordan 11), the Air Jordan 3 was the first Air Jordan model he designed. For its 30th anniversary and Tinker Hatfield’s birthday, the Air Jordan 3 was even transformed to resemble his original sketches of the model. Coincidentally, the Nike Air Trainer 1 was also designed by Tinker Hatfield and one of its original colorways was dubbed “Chlorophyll.” The Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll,” which sports a similar color blocking and scheme, recently made its retail debut.
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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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