Self-described “cultural DJ” Hiroshi Fujiwara has been credited with a lot, including the pivotal role he played in starting and defining streetwear fashion as it’s known today. But he’s still earning his props, and this latest collab represents the second chapter of his work with the Jordan Brand after their highly coveted AJ1 collaboration in 2014.
Along with two other footwear pieces and an apparel collection, this AJ3 rounds out the Fragment x Jordan collaboration by applying Fujiwara’s attention to detail to one of the most beloved Jordan silhouettes. The black and white ‘Orca’ color scheme plays on his earlier Nike work, while a fully spelled-out SKU on the midsole draws a connection between the art and business of streetwear. A stamped Fragment logo appears above the midsole and again underneath a translucent Jordan logo on the heel to make a tasteful, but subtle imprint.
Inspired by the rapid pace of life in Tokyo, this OG AJ1 bends traditional design with blocks of modern tones and elements of classic craftsmanship. With a truly visionary ensemble of colors, these OGs also incorporate soft suede overlays and an embroidered tongue badge for a more premium expression of the AJ1. It’s not every day you see Baroque Brown and Racer Pink combined on a Jordan silhouette, but these kicks break the rules the way that MJ broke the game.
Just Don x Air Jordan ‘LEGACY (312)’ Storm Blue and Ghost Green colorways.
Sneaker Con made a grand return to Chicago last weekend as they set up shop in one of the city’s biggest convention centers. Even with the venue’s size, the event saw a continuous sea of people packed together buying, selling, and generally admiring one rare pair or the other. The folks over at Sneaker Con brought “Sneaker Legends” Jordan 3 Doernbecher designer Cole Johanson and Just★Don Jordan 2 designer (our very own) Don C. Despite the limited availability of the Jordan x Just★Don shoe, Don C. was able to sign a number his shoes throughout the day. The event has self-proclaimed themselves as “the greatest sneaker show on earth” and while boastful our recap proves they might be right.
Photography by Jake Osmun and Anthony Trevino
Words by Adriana Gaspar