Lately, Chitose Abe, the founder and creative director of sacai, seems to be doing three-way partnerships more frequently than ever before. With the announcements of her upcoming footwear-centered collaborations with KAWS, UNDERCOVER and fragment design, 2021 seems to be a packed year for the brand.
Images of her upcoming collaboration with Nike and fragment design have already surfaced, along with the revelation of two neutral colorways. Both pairs seem to have an ‘underground’ type of aesthetic with their neutral tones and text-based branding. The most significant difference between the pairs is the main shade of the base layer, as one pair is dressed in a dark navy shade while the other is seen opting for a light grey color scheme. Other similarities can also be noticed between both the colorways, such as their accents, that are encompassed onto the double-stacked Swooshes which sit atop the medial and lateral walls, the lipped out midsole pieces, mesh tongues and the heel overlays. The branding on both the pairs is the same, with “The Classic / Fragment: sacai” typed out across the midsoles. The pairs are then completed with fragment’s signature bolt logo on one tongue, and traditional Nike Sportswear insignias on the other.
Although the pairs are rumored to drop in August, there has been no official confirmation from SNKRS as of now.
For further updates
At a time when the sneaker game is rapidly gaining popularity, and more and more resellers and collectors are becoming a part of this ecosystem, The lack of a proper Authentication system and resale forums have caused inconvenience to a lot of enthusiasts; but not…
As we step into 2022, the past year hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk. The virus continues its presence with habitual lockdowns and strict norms all over the country. Despite this, the sneaker culture slowly but surely experienced a good number of new collaborations, album releases,…