What began as ten trainers in 2017, has spun into an iconic partnership between Virgil Abloh and Nike. Today Off-White designer confirmed that he’ll be releasing 50 pairs of Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows this summer. The drop will be part of his upcoming collaborative “Dear Summer…” collection.
Announced on Instagram, Abloh revealed the packaging for the Dunks which includes a set of 50 numbers (we assume to represent the 50 pairs available) and tape to give the box a vintage and pre-used feel. Holes also cover the box and these have featured on his Air Jordan 5’s before, so perhaps this is a nod to the new trainer design. Release dates and designs haven’t been confirmed yet, however no doubt all will be revealed soon.
Abloh captioned the Instagram post with: “@off____white™ c/o @nike, summer 2021 collection name is “Dear Summer”… it’s a whole thing…it was 2017 i started drawing on those 10 Nike shoes. in my mind they are not literal shoes, but are more like sculptures a full-on art object made in multiple editions, somewhat scarce. they exist in a space all their own. where the plot thickens on the design side is the portal to tell stories as vivid as a HOV triple entendre or a Jeezy ad-lib…”
[Image Source: Instagram]