American contemporary art meets the GOAT
2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan 2 and while an influx of collaborations have hit the shelves to celebrate the silhouette, it is receiving yet another assist in the star power department. New York-based contemporary artist Nina Chanel Abney's x Air Jordan 2 Retro is a new and unique take on Peter Moore's 1986 design. Infusing her own artistic prowess and flair, the upper's overlay has been stripped away, and reduced to a minimalistic look; clean cut lines anchor the toe cap and heel counter but still maintains the definition of the model. In fact, the rendition is eerily similar to the Air Jordan 2's unreleased prototype, which came prior to the finished version we've come to know today. Releasing in both a high and low cut, the first features the textbook 'Chicago' pallet and the other, a Malachite gemstone green provides the accentuating role. And in an ancillary role, Abney's art details the packaging both on the exterior and interior of the special box.
Furthermore, accessory offerings by way of a complete capsule collection; including an adjustable cap sporting the timeless Wings logo and patterned socks which cleverly bears six Larry O'Brien Trophies. In addition to a jacket, hoodie, baseball jersey, t-shirts, pant, sports bra and funnel-neck half-zip top.
Nina Chanel Abney's x Air Jordan 2 collaboration will release on July 8th on SNKRS via The Draw.
Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2 Retro
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Nina Chanel Abney x Air Jordan 2 Low Retro
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