Tapping into the emotional elements of basketball, Jerry Lorenzo’s first Fear of God x Nike collection saw tonal sportswear and coveted basketball sneakers. Now after a successful first collaboration, the designer is back for round two, diving back into his love affair for the sport with a second iteration of luxury on-court threads.
Stemming from the concept of “small town dreams”, the campaign features a raw and dusty backdrop intertwined with modern creative direction setting the scene for the new collection. From the outstretched road to a diner and gas station, the images depict the humble beginnings of imagined athletes before their big break.
Amongst functional sportswear – think kit essentials such as sweatpants, hoodies and basketball jerseys – the basic pieces receive the luxury touch with innovative styling. Quintessential to Fear of God, the collection harbours an almost futuristic appeal, and boasts predominately grey, black and beige ensembles with pops of colour in the form of sneakers.
The most hyped pieces of the collaborative capsule however, come in the form of the fresh Nike Fear of God Moc and Nike Fear of God 180 sneaker models. Much to the delight of sneaker heads, the first takes on design cues from the classic moccasin silhouette but created for the touch terrain of the street. The sporting element can be seen in the upper and is made from ripstop material that is secured with mid-foot strap and heel drawstring. The second model – the much anticipated 180 – draws its inspiration from the 1992 Nike Air Raid with an ‘X’ forefoot strap acting as the main design hero of the sneakers, while both designs also feature the famous double-stacked air unit.
Take a peep at the gallery below for a closer look at the pieces set to drop tomorrow.