While the the Milan-based streetwear brand Off White has never collaborated with Jordan Brand, at least not in recent times, it has teamed up with Nike several times before. Just last month, it was revealed that Jordan Brand and Nike are collaborating for a new project involving the Air Force 1. This new was first revealed by A$AP Bari and was later confirmed by Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off White. Sneakerheads should not entirely be surprised that the Air Jordan 1 was selected as the model of choice for the collaboration between Jordan Brand and Off White. After all, it is the first silhouette in the line.
Off White is a premium streetwear brand / label that has become very distinguished and renowned in this industry. The brand continues to allure and enthrall audiences and customers with their clothing and runway shows. Virgil Abloh is not just the founder of Off White, he also serves as the creative director of the brand. Prior to this, he also worked as a creative director for Kanye West, having aided Yeezy in a variety of different projects, from albums to clothing to merchandise. Currently, Off White specializes in adding a high fashion edge to streetwear, reflecting their contemporary and youthful style with bold and experimental detailing.
The very first photos of the Off White x Air Jordan 1 appear to be those of an early sample, having been shared on Instagram by user @Ceelee550. It is certainly not the first time that is silhouette has been part of such a collaborative project, considering the Fragment x Air Jordan 1 release. Even though the shoe in the photo is a sample, that is what this sneaker will probably end up looking like. Hence, it will sport the same color blocking as the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago.” A notable exception is the absence of an actual Nike “Swoosh” on the medial side, instead the “Swoosh” is featured in the form of perforations.
For now, photos of this early sample are the only ones that are circulating online, so no one knows what the end result will be. Sneakerheads wanting to staying updated about this Off White x Air Jordan 1 iteration should keep checking back for further news.
Off White X Air Jordan 1