CLOT's Edison Chen has once again teamed up with Nike for a collaboration. Following in the footsteps of their Air Max 97/Haven collection back in May, this time around the pairing have created a basketball collection for Fall 2019.
Inspired by the Chinese tradition of lion dance, the capsule features a jersey, shorts, jacket and headband all sporting elements from the dance. The jersey incorporates the lion head onto the front and extra flap detailing to convey movement while the trim loops and headband also feature traditional lion dance costume designs. On the shorts, the CLOT dragon is embroidered along with the Chinese characters "冠军" which mean "champion." A black and red color palette was chosen for the pieces.
"We’re from China, and lion dancing is something that has always been a part of our culture. It means celebration, longevity, good fortune and good luck — all things that you wish to have on the basketball court," explains Chen. He adds that "The red is representative of CLOT. And the changing of the red colors is kind of like a change over the years — growing as a company and growing with Nike, as well as being excited to be a part of the basketball push in China this year."
You can pick up the CLOT x Nike Fall 2019 basketball collection on August 28 at special pop-up stores hosted at JUICE The Box Xintiandi in Shanghai and JUICE Beijing. JUICE Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, JUICE Taipei, JUICE The Box Taipei, JUICE Taichung, JUICE Los Angeles and select Nike stores will also carry the release.
In related news, check out the Nike China Hoops Dreams pack.
Release Date: 8/28/19 (Wednesday)