While many collabs feature street artists and streetwear brands, more musicians – from Pharrell to G-Dragon – have also jumped on the bandwagon. Some collabs are limited edition and are likely to sell out the moment they’re released, while others are more long-term collaborations that feature a collection of designs. Here are some upcoming releases.
G-Dragon x Nike
Air Force 1 Low “Para-Noise 2.0”
In August, K-pop icon G-Dragon revealed a new sneaker collab between Nike and his clothing line, PEACEMINUSONE. Featuring his signature logo – a daisy with a missing petal – the design of the new Air Force 1 Low “Para-Noise 2.0” features a white/black colourway with black laces, which is a reversed version of his previous Nike collab, the “Para-Noise”. Para-Noise 2.0” is rumoured to drop on November 25.
Cardi B x Reebok
Cardi B teased a limited-edition of a pair of Reeboks on her birthday in October, revealing that she’ll be dropping her first-ever collection of Reebok x Cardi Footwear Collection, dubbed Club C real soon. In her Instagram pic, she wore a pair of white Club C “Cardi” sneakers which featured an elevated, semi-transparent midsole and elongated tongue. Her collection drops on November 13, and a limited-edition pre-release for women’s and girls’ editions are sold out.
Pharrell Williams x Adidas
Pharrell’s most popular line is undoubtedly the “Hu” (for “human race”) collection, anchored by NMD Hu sneakers which come in various colourways. In October, Adidas dropped two colourways exclusive to Asia-Pacific, with Korean and Japanese/Chinese text translated to “human race” embroidered on the upper mesh. Pharrell’s latest drop will feature Aqua and Yellow colourways, featuring monochromatic shoes with “Humanity” translated into “UHULU” (Ndebele) and in Hindi characters on the upper mess. They’re due to drop November 7.
Upcoming releases aside, there’s also been a number of interesting collabs dropped earlier this year. Puma has been prolific with their collabs this year, having worked with Selena Gomez for their Cali Suede line and K-pop star Kang Daniel for their RS 2.0.
Which collab are you looking forward to?