Collaborations come and go weekly now more than ever - and that's not a bad thing. Footwear and apparel with multiple design aesthetics and pairs of eyes on them speak to a larger audience during these difficult times when the consumer is pickier than ever about what, whom and how they purchase. Check out some of this week's biggest news - mostly collaborations.
Kim Jones x Nike Air Max 95 release info
Kim Jones has taken a minute away from Dior to once again work with Nike. This time around, the designer has turned his attention to the Air Max 95 silhouette - which he elevates with inspiration from the Air Max 1 (mini Swoosh) and Air Max 360 (perforated upper). This collaborative pair also sports Nexkin, a stretchy translucent fabric on the upper which adds new dimensions to the classic sneaker. Get ready to drop $220 for these via SNKRS app on March 19. The "Total Orange" colorway drops worldwide while a UK exclusive "Volt" version and merch will be harder to acquire.
Release Date: 3/19/21 (Friday)
Nike Air Max Pre-Day "Liquid Lime" release info
Further innovating on their Air Max lineup, Nike has cooked up the Air Max Pre-Day. Combining the sleek running aesthetic from the late '70s with modern technology, the Air unit is completely visible on the heel while riding between the mid and outsole. Giving a runner the soft bounce in the heel they need to explode, this pair is sure to gain a lot of love. What's also great is Nike is sticking to their sustainability promise by using at least 20% recycled material by weight in the design. Hit up SNKRS app for a pair on Air Max Day at a price of $130.
Release Date: 3/26/21 (Friday)
Palace x The North Face Purple Label Spring/Summer 2021 collection release info
Palace and The North Face Purple Label have joined forces for a Japan exclusive Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Catering to fans of the already popular outdoor label, Palace adds their street touches to pieces like a long-sleeve tee and fishing vest amongst others. A hiking bandana is a stand-out offering from this collection along with the wide pants. To purchase the collection, you can head to The North Face Standard, Palace's Tokyo shop and nanamica.com on March 27.
Release Date: 3/27/21 (Saturday)
N.HOOLYWOOD COMPILE Fall/Winter 2021 collection
N.HOOLYWOOD has introduced two new collections for Fall/Winter 2021. First up we have the COMPILE selection which is a special project for the 20th anniversary of the brand. Working with Jun Takahashi, they've recreated his "REBEL FABRIC BY UNDERCOVER" 1996 collection with an updated camo pattern. The COMPILE lookbook was photographed by Takao Iwasawa and you can clearly sense both brands' touch in it.
N.HOOLYWOOD TEST PRODUCT EXCHANGE SERVICE Fall/Winter 2021 collection
The second of the two N.HOOLYWOOD collections is the fan favorite military-inspired line of TEST PRODUCT EXCHANGE SERVICE pieces. This time around they drew inspiration from the colorful uniforms of flight deck crews in the US Navy, known sometimes as "Rainbow Gang." Take a look at the selection which was photographed by Kento Mori.
New Balance x Public School "WE NEED LEADERS" collection release info
New Balance has collaborated with Public School's Dao-Yi Chow for a brand new collection titled "WE NEED LEADERS." A mantra of PSNY for a long time, this capsule collection continues to build on the messaging of present and future leaders in the community. As a marathon runner himself, Dao-Yi brought his knowledge of both the sport and street lifestyle aesthetics to the collection. Pieces include the 327 and FuelCell RC Elite sneakers as well as unisex tees, hoodies and joggers. Shop everything via Foot Locker, Champs and the Greenhouse app on March 23.
Release Date: 3/23/21 (Tuesday)
adidas x Pharrell Williams "Triple Black" collection two release info
adidas and Pharrell are set to launch their second "Triple Black" collection this weekend. With skater Na-Kel Smith and model Jordan Daniels sporting the apparel and footwear from the collection, the campaign was shot in monochrome to bring everything to life. Multiple fan favorites like the PW HU NMD and 0 to 60 as well as the BYW 2.0 and D.O.N. Issue #2 are covered in black for this collection. Fans can shop all the looks on March 19 via adidas.com/pharrell.
Release Date: 3/19/21 (Friday)