Nina Chanel Abney x Jordan capsule collection

Contemporary artist Nina Chanel Abney continues her relationship with Jordan Brand, but the latest development takes their efforts one step further. In keeping with Abney’s artistic philosophy which focuses on exploring race, gender, homophobia and more, her latest initiative takes shape in a genderless collaborative capsule.

Connected to his childhood memories in Chicago and his revival of the old basketball courts of New York and North Carolina, the new collection pays homage to art, basketball and family. Venturing into ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear, the new collection brings Abney’s dynamic yet socially responsible work to a new medium. The 11-piece capsule consists of a reversible swimsuit, funnel neck top, tracksuit-inspired jacket, pants, sports bra, tees, hoodies and accessories. Drenched in shades of black, red, green and gray, the pieces come to life with several graphic illustrations featuring the life of Michael Jordan.

“No one understands the power, relevance and scope of basketball culture better than Nina Chanel Abney, because she is a living embodiment of its legacy. This collaboration is as much about the conception of an idea as it is about the product. “While a lot of the work we do at Jordan Brand is to prepare this generation and the next for their future, we do that by expanding the reach of the Jumpman so he can ultimately be a symbol of what it means to break boundaries. while building bridges.

Collection highlights include hoodies and t-shirts that reveal pivotal moments like Jordan’s first NBA championship win, his time in baseball and his return to basketball.

Take a closer look at the capsule in the gallery above. The Nina Chanel Abney x Jordan Brand collection drops Friday, July 8 on SNKRS.

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