COLLABORATION

FENG CHEN WANG X NIKE

A collaborative partnership with Nike from exclusive custom Nike Air Jordan 1 to sculptural installation artwork for the launch of Nike Air VaporMax.

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The collaboration with Air Jordan 1 translates the Autumn Winter 18 collection in three-dimensional form. The collection title, “The Way Home”, is embedded as an embroidery label applied at the heel, and individual bronze letterings treasured inside transparent pockets that follows the pattern of the outer construction of the shoe.

Image: Highsnobiety

Image: Highsnobiety

Invited by Nike to premier their new Air Jordan 1 FlyKnit with a set of Feng Chen Wang custom Air Jordan High models during Spring Summer 18 runway show. The nike swoosh logo and its tongue were customised with hand stitched and deconstructed Feng Chen Wang garment labels – resulting each pair to become one-of-a-kind.

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Feng Chen Wang was invited to be part of NikeLab’s “The Vision-Airs” exhibition to explore the techniques behind Nike Air and celebrate the release of Nike Air VaporMax.

Feng draws on the history and evolution of Nike Air to present a future vision of air in motion as air in harmony with the body. Echoing the futuristic new technologies at the core of VaporMax, air cushions interlock to create modular components, enfolding and protecting the body, allowing flexible repurposing and functionality, in all manner of situations, and redrawing the profile in potentially infinite ways.

The adaptability and vision of the design hints at the possibility of garments that can grow and reshape indefinitely, into new scales and structures, offering freedom, volume without mass, and the potential for the body to engage with and to reshape localized space. In these garments, discrete air units combine into flexible, integrated and holistic manifestations, with limitless possibilities.

Photography: Collective