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Monday Briefing: Nike's CNY and Rayguns collections, 'ICONS' book diving into Nike and Virgil Abloh, Pharrell's new adidas PrimeKnit clothing line and more

News recap from December 30 to January 10

Happy New Year Freshness fam! We're hoping that 2021 will finally bring us some return to normalcy and a long-term solution to COVID-19. As we prepare to install a new administration here in the U.S., we understand that there's still a lot to be done to fight racism, social and economical injustice as well as a long list of other issues. We're here to bring you some of the news headlines you may have missed in the past two weeks.

Nike unveils collection for 2021 Lunar New Year

2021 is the Year of the Ox on the Lunar calendar and to celebrate, Nike is dropping an extensive Chinese New Year collection featuring the Dunk, Dunk Disrupt, Air Jordan 5 Low, Air Jordan 35, Converse Chuck 70, Kyrie 7, SuperRep 2, Air Max 2090, Blazer Mid 77, Air Jordan 1 Low, Escape Run, Air Max Verona, Blazer Mid Rebel, SuperRep Groove, Jordan Delta Breathe and matching apparel. These collections are inspired by tradition which includes fireworks, temple fair, red envelopes, knot-making, orchids and more. The launch details are here.

Release Dates:
1/14/21 (Thursday) - Air Jordan 5 Low
1/21/21 (Thursday) - Converse Chuck 70
1/22/21 (Friday) - Dunk
1/23/21 (Saturday) - Air Jordan 1 Low

Nike readies new Rayguns collection

After Nike introduced us to the Rayguns home and away colorways on the SB Dunk Low back in 2005, they brought it back several times for a tie-dye variation at the end of 2019 and also on the Kyrie 3 before that. Now, an entire Rayguns collection will be releasing. Available on January 15, the selection will see four models including the Air Raid, Kyrie 7, Air Force 1 and Blazer Mid '77. They'll cost $145, $130 and $110 respectively.

Release Date: 1/15/21 (Friday)

Air Jordan 13 "Starfish" release info

The classic Air Jordan 13 is getting an orange makeover this month as a "Starfish" variation will release for $190. The quilted leather white upper is paired with the bright orange suede atop the panther-inspired paw black outsole. These will be available via SNKRS on January 16.

Release Date: 1/16/21 (Saturday)

AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High "Cosmic Fuchsia" release info

Following the release of the "Panda" colorway on the collaborative AMBUSH x Nike Dunk back in December 2020, a new bright pink all-over version is set to drop. Once again channeling the same design aesthetic around Japanese car and truck culture, the new colorway goes all out on the pink shades and is contrasted by a green insole. These will drop for $180 on February 4 via SNKRS and select retailers.

Release Date: 2/4/21 (Thursday)

'ICONS' is a new book diving into Nike and Virgil Abloh's collaborative work

It all started with The Ten back in 2017. Since then, Virgil Abloh's collaborations with Nike have drawn out fans and critics alike. Now, a new book published by TASCHEN called ICONS will explore that relationship and the products that took the sneaker world by storm for the last few years. Hiroshi Fujiwara, Troy Patterson, Glenn Adamson and Virgil himself all contributed to the book. It goes on sale January 22 via SNKRS in North America, Off-White's website and Canary Yellow's website. TASCHEN's website will release the book on February 5. Check out the photos by Prudence Cuming, courtesy of Zak Group while you wait.

Release Dates:
1/22/21 (Thursday) - SNKRS, Off-White, Canary Yellow
2/4/21 (Thursday) - TASCHEN

PORTER x BYBORRE 85th anniversary collection release info

PORTER is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a special BYBORRE bag collection. Working with a deep navy and orange palette, the collection features six pieces and reworks the original nylon with BYBORRE's engineering style. The bag styles include the Alice Pack, 2Way Helmet Bag, 2Way Shoulder Bag, Waist Bag, Vertical Shoulder Bag and Effects Bag. These limited pieces will go on sale on January 15 via PORTER's website and various PORTER stores across Asia.

Release Date: 1/15/21 (Friday)

Lady M crafts special gift set for Lunar New Year

Lady M is known for their delicious crepe cakes but the sweets chain has created a special gift set for Lunar New Year this year that features candy. Packaged in a beautiful pentagon-shaped box, the red bag opens up to a pink box that contains gold foil wrapped chocolates. The selection includes gummies and chocolate candies as well as eight red envelopes. Head over to now to order this great gift for $72.


11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Advanced collection Project Greenhouse release info

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi teamed up with Salomon Advanced for a capsule collection spanning seven pieces. Today, the full collection released via Foot Locker's incubator Project Greenhouse. In an interesting blending of culture, Saberi brings his skate and street influences from Germany and Spain while Salomon adds their technical expertise in functional sports gear. The "Patina Blue" colorway of the 11S is exclusive to Project Greenhouse. Check out the pieces below and head over to now to cop. Prices range from $35 for socks to $795 for the jacket.

adidas and Pharrell launch Primeknit clothing collection

It was only a matter of time before adidas started using their Primeknit material on clothing. To help launch the new Fine Collection is Pharrell. Made for both men and women, the new collection shapes to the body of the wearer and is breathable while offering moisture wicking capabilities. The launch collection will include 12 pieces ranging from women's bra, shirts and tights to men's long-sleeve and tights. Prices range from $75 to $100 and the collection will be available via starting on January 15.

Release Date: 1/15/20 (Friday)

Dr. Martens x Keith Haring collection release info

Dr. Martens is fresh off numerous collaborations last year celebrating their 1460 silhouette and now they're ready to drop a capsule collection featuring work by artist Keith Haring. Available in adult and kids sizing, the selection includes the 1460 boot, two 1461 shoes and a kid's 1460 boot. Haring's fun and recognizable illustrations adorn the nearly entirely all-black footwear collection. The price range is $65 to $160 and the entire collection drops on January 22 via

Release Date: 1/22/21 (Friday)