Nike x Dior collection coming soon. Rumours started back in 2017 when the previous Dior menswear creative director Kris Van Assche started collaboration rumours when he posted the two brands logo together before quickly deleting. pic.twitter.com/6eJQdMwAQp
— Ovrnundr (@Ovrnundr) November 10, 2019
Streetwear is already exploding at the moment with highly anticipated collaborations coming through week in week out. And it’s about to hit yet another high point with talk of a possible Dior x Air Jordan 1 collaboration intensifying on social media. This comes just days after Prada officially announced an upcoming partnership with sportswear giants Adidas.
Initial rumors only pointed to former Dior creative director Kris Van Assche’s now-deleted Instagram post back in 2017 – possibly an attempt to flame the rumors after the Prada x Adidas collaboration news broke. But it seems there could be some truth behind the rumors after all. Further developments suggest that the collaboration will entail a limited run of 1,000 sneakers retailing at $2,000 (approx. S$2,723) each.
DIOR x Nike Air Jordan 1 collaboration will be releasing June 2020, retail price $2,000 dollars. Stock level 1,000 pairs. pic.twitter.com/yIg1nYvGUp
— Ovrnundr (@Ovrnundr) November 12, 2019
The fact that Kim Jones, the man behind Louis Vuitton’s monumental collaboration with Supreme, is at the helm of Dior now is good reason to believe in the plausibility of these rumors as well. Plus, it’s no secret that luxury fashion houses have been showing a keen interest in streetwear these days. A quick look at recent Gucci, Balenciaga and Vetements collections, and even Louis Vuitton’s appointment of Virgil Abloh as menswear creative director, are clear indications of streetwear’s influential takeover.
While Prada x Adidas is confirmed, whether the Dior x Air Jordan 1 collaboration will actually happen remains a mystery. But if done right, these luxury streetwear partnerships might just herald another landslide moment of the sort that made Louis Vuitton and Supreme’s collaboration a worldwide spectacle.
If the rumors are true, what would you expect from a Dior x Air Jordan 1 collaboration? Fire away in the comments below.