Earlier last week, Nike Korea got a special surprise: a first look at the upcoming LeBron 18 Low âHigher Learningâ from Mimi Plange. It wasn’t until last weekend that the United States got the memo, as the brand confirms not one but three more colorways.
Although inspired by African art, rituals and architecture, Plange hopes to use the collection to connect sport with her work. The first offering, dubbed âHigher Learningâ as mentioned earlier, studies the beloved letterman jacket, a historic piece of athletic wear. Bursting with collegiate reds and golds along with plenty of tackle twill embellishments, the shoe reflects its influences to an almost exact specification. And that’s not all, because her entire look relies on the education of her creator and the culture shock when she left her home country of Ghana for sunny California.
“I had a lot of experiences with many different groups of people, so I had some contrasts, like coming from Ghana and growing up in California, like not having a lot of money growing up and yet attending classes. specialization, which included a specific type of student, âPlange recalls.â I think those experiences, along with the ability to travel as an adult, were big reasons why I design as I do, because that you can see that the world is much smaller than you might think, and that people are not. as segmented or opposite in thought as you might think.
The Mimi Plange x Nike LeBron 18 Low âHigher Learningâ will be available from June 2 through mimiplange.com, Nike SNKRS and select retailers. More colors will be available throughout the holiday season.
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Mimi Plange x Nike LeBron 18 Low
Release date: June 2, 2021 (Wednesday)
Color: N / A
Men: $ 170
Model Code: CV7562-102
North AmericaJune 2, 2021 (Wednesday)
AsiaMay 23, 2021 (Sunday)