Nordstrom Nike Women-Olivia Kim’s ’90s Nike X Nordstrom Collection

90s Street Fashion Key To New Nike Olivia Kim Nordstrom Partnership

Launched in October 2013, Pop-In@Nordstrom is an ongoing series of themed pop-in shops that transitions every four to six weeks to offer a new shopping experience and batch of new, often exclusive merchandise. Pop-In takes two forms: a shop curated around a theme featuring brands across different product categories (fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home/garden, sports/outdoors, etc.), or a partnership with a single brand to bring “the world of” to customers.

Pop-In@Nordstrom was the first initiative from the Nordstrom Creative Projects team, under the direction of Olivia Kim (Vice President of Creative Projects). In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s national locations. Pop-In@Nordstrom was built on a monthly rotation to keep customers coming back to discover new brands, new merchandise and create a fun and compelling experience in stores and online. Each shop features a mix of hand-picked merchandise spanning the high/low price range, with price points often starting at $5.

 

Innovative Look To Classic Nike Footwear Styles

Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom Olivia Kim is set to deliver fresh takes on five classic Nike footwear models for her latest Nike by Olivia Kim collection launching later this month.

Dubbed “No Cover,” this capsule will incorporate the Air Force 1 LowAir MowabbAir Max 98 as well as the Air Jordan 4. According to the brand, Kim’s selection of silhouettes is inspired by her love of ’90s New York streetwear style, a time where a majority of the avant-garde designs were made for men and where she could never find the shoes she wanted in her size.

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Kim also reflects on her past self’s eccentric teenage wardrobe with an accompanying apparel collection including vibrantly colored graphic tees and hoodies as well. “The collection, in a sense, very much matches the personalities of these people who inspire me,” says Kim. “It’s amazing to have Megan Rapinoe, John Waters and Binx Walton as faces of the campaign.”

The entire collection will be available exclusively at eBay.com on Oct. 31. The collection will also drop in additional North America stores and globally on November 8.

Air Jordan 4 Pays Honor To The G.O.A.T. Micael Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

Nordstrom’s very own personal eccentric, Olivia Kim, has cooked up one of the most expansive collections from all over the Nike umbrella. While bringing out oft-unseen classics like the Mowabb and the Air Footscape, the Creative Projects Vice President also saw it fit to pay homage to one of the largest legends in the game of basketball: Michael Jordan. Living in New York City, Kim found it hard to escape the tremors made from each of MJ’s very own steps, ones that earned him the nickname of “Black Cat,” and with each silhouette its own inspiration, her upcoming Air Jordan 4 is a spin on that very same epithet. Simple at first glance, the scheme does little in the way of color as it favors a full triple black treatment. Instead, each of the upper’s panelling is shrouded in a maximal dress of pony hair, only broken up by the glossy cage overlays as well as the inner webbing and heel tab, the latter of which sports the OG Nike Air Futura logo. Grab a detailed look at her take on the iconic model right here on October 31st.

Olivia Kim x Air Jordan 4 Release Date: November 8th, 2019 @ eBay.com

 

 

 

Nineties nostalgia is huge at the moment thanks to Olivia Kim, Nordstrom’s VP of creative projects.The era represents her teen years growing up in New York City. At the time, you could see different style tribes all over downtown Manhattan. A short walk would take you from the skaters in Washington Square Park to the grunge-inspired shoppers rummaging the vintage racks at Antique Boutique to the punk kids hanging out at St. Marks. This mishmash of hip-hop, rave, and DIY culture serves as the inspiration behind Kim’s new collaboration with Nike.

Under Kim, Nike and Nordstrom have partnered up for special drops and shop-in-shops in various locations, but this marks the first time she’s been asked by the brand to design a collection. Naturally, there are sneakers: five of Kim’s favorite style, all reimagined in new fabrics and colorways. For collectors, the most prized item will be the Air Jordan IV in black pony hair. Kim’s version swaps out the traditional Jumpman logo and features a throwback Nike emblem from the ’90s. It’s a rarity for the brand as very few people are permitted to use the archival design.

Which is not to say that that the other sneakers don’t feel special, too. The pink-and-zebra print Air Footscape is a nod to punk culture. The Air Max 98 gets the rainbow treatment, as inspired by dance hall culture. Kim takes the well-loved Air Force 1 and remixes it in blue corduroy and acid yellow snakeskin, while the Mowabb hiking shoe gets enlivened with splashes of red and teal. Both of these sneakers also have another special element: a matching Betty Boop hang tag. “Not only does she represent unapologetic women but she’s also a throwback to ’90s club flyers, when we’d adapt iconic imagery and logos,” explains Kim.

Betty Boop also appears in the 13-piece clothing collection, popping up on sweatshirts, a baseball shirt, and on the sleeves of the two cropped puffer jackets. To round it out, there’s also a color-blocked sports bra, a T-shirt with the same peace symbol as seen in a 1992 commercial, and a bright orange baby tee. And because the collection is meant to be accessible, the most expensive item will be the pony hair sneakers, topping out at $225.

To celebrate the launch, Kim gathered an eclectic group to star in the campaign, including model Binx Walton and  actor John Waters plus street-cast kids. The setting is a rave, complete with black lights, disco balls, and surreal props like a giant pineapple. Even Binx’s face is covered in rhinestones a nod to a party flyer Kim keeps in her archives.

You can shop the collection starting on October 31 at Nordstrom’s new women’s flagship in New York City. Nike x Olivia Kim will reside in the Nike x Nordstrom boutique. Located on the first floor, it’ll have its own separate entrance as well as very distinctive décor. “We’re always being filmed in the city, so we decided to play on that by having out own bank of cameras capture you as you enter,” explains Kim. A series of television monitors will display customers’ shoes when they walk into the boutique. The space itself is decked out in David Lynch–style red-velvet upholstery — it’s a custom design that has bits of Nike iconography like basketball courts. To complement the lush fabric, shoes are set in cool pink marble displays while the curvy mirrors (inspired by Louise Bourgeois) dot the space.

And you’ll find more than just sneakers, “Our girl will throw on Nikes with a Sandy Liang coat or Eckhaus Latta jeans, and I want this space to reflect that,” says Kim. Those designers will be mixed in with other up-and-coming brands like AMBUSH, Kkco, and Susan Alexandra, along with beauty finds and other little gifts.

If you’re not in New York, you can also find the full collection on October 31 on eBay.

Olivia Kim with her sneakers
The interior of the Nike x Nordstrom boutique
The interior of the Nike x Nordstrom boutique. Photo: Nike

 

 

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Nike Kids-Harnessing Sports As A Unifying Force Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Nike ,WNBA and NBA to Grow Girls Sport Participation In Their Communities

Game Growers Program Officially Launched

Basketball Global Community

The new  WNBA and NBA  Game Growers partnership .A new program that invites girls across the country to create the inclusive, meaningful experiences in sport that they deserve, starting in Chicago. The Game Growers program gives eighth grade girls the opportunity to work in pairs to develop ideas and collaborate with participating WNBA and NBA teams to inspire more girls in their community to play and love sports.

“Nike is joining forces with the WNBA and NBA to invite girls across the country to help us change the game,” said Caitlin Morris, General Manager of Nike Social & Community Impact. “We know that kids who play do better in every way – physically, emotionally and academically – yet this generation, and girls in particular, are the least active in history. We want girls today to be game changers and problem solvers, and Game Growers helps amplify their voices, lifts up their ideas and equips them to succeed – on the court and in life.”

By age 14, girls are dropping out of sport at twice the rate of boys. According to a 2018 study from the Women’s Sports Foundation, nearly 40 percent of girls don’t participate in sport, versus 25 percent of boys. Game Growers enables eighth grade girls to share their ideas for how to make sport more fun, starting in their hometown.

 

Kids Are Not Made To Stay Still For Too Long!

Made to Play is Nike’s commitment to get kids moving so they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Working with partners around the world, we are getting 16 million kids active, and counting.

The State of Play

Play is so important to kids that the United Nations recognizes it as a fundamental human right. But by age 14, girls are dropping out of sport at twice the rate of boys and as many as 8 out of 10 kids around the world aren’t getting enough play and movement. If things continue, kids today are expected to have a shorter life than their parents.

Getting Kids To Play Is Important

We all know kids who move are the ones who move the world  in the classroom, their careers and in the community it self at large . Active kids have increased concentration, better school attendance and a stronger sense of self than inactive kids. On average they score up to 40% higher on tests and are 15% more likely to go to college. Girls who are active have an increased sense of self, positive coping skills and increased goal setting.

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Growing  the Game for Girls

 Nike enters into a collaboration with the WNBA and NBA to launch Game Growers, a program that gives eighth-grade girls the tools and resources they need to increase girls' participation in sports in their local communities. A
video stream on the Nike YouTube channel and on multiple WNBA and NBA channels taking place on Oct. 18 will officially launch the partnership,
featuring Las Vegas Aces forward A'Ja Wilson, actress Sky Katz and Terri Jackson, Director of Operations for the Women's National
Basketball Players Association. The group will discuss the benefits of sport participation that go beyond becoming a professional and will
invite girls to submit their own ideas for how to grow sport for girls in their city. After the submission process is complete, these girls
will then have the opportunity to work closely with their local franchises to inspire a love for sport among their peer

Game Growers Strategy

•    Starting Oct. 18 through Nov. 15, eighth-grade girls can submit their ideas to grow basketball participation in their communities by applying online at GameGrowers.com. The winners will be announced in December 2019.
•    WNBA and NBA teams will select their Game Growers teams (two eighth-grade girls per team) and join them in attending the Game Growers Training Camp at Nike’s World Headquarters in January 2020. It’s here where the girls will begin to refine their ideas with support from Nike and participating WNBA and NBA teams. Helping facilitate the program is GENYOUth, who specialize in empowering youth to make a difference in their communities.
•    Selected Game Growers teams will present their ideas at the WNBA Draft in New York City in April 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Washington Wizards and Mystics join in on Nike’s NBA and WNBA Game Growers program. The Game Growers program is meant to provide eighth grade girls with the skills and assets they need in order to grow their participation in sports in their communities.

With this new program, the Wizards and Mystics can contribute to expanding the game of basketball for young DMV girls. Along with that, the Washington Mystics just won the WNBA Championships, this is perfect timing for them to introduce the sport to the next generation.

Today, the Game Growers Program officially was put into action, on a YouTube video stream. The video stream had Las Vegas Aces forward A’Ja Wilson, actress Sky Katz, the Director of Operations for the Women’s National Basketball Players Association Terri Jackson featuring in it. They discussed the advantages of being an athlete beyond going professional and encourage girls to apply.

In order for the future basketball stars to get in on the action, they must apply to GameGrowers.com
by submitting their ideas on how to grow the game of basketball in their communities. The application opened today and will close on
November 15, 2019. The winners will be made public in December 2019.

By January 2020 two girls will join alongside the Wizards and Mystics in going to Training Camp at Nike’s World Headquarters in Washington County, Oregon. This event won’t only be run by Nike and professional basketball players, but will also have GENYOUth (a youth empowerment organization) tag along as well. At the Training Camp, the girls will have an opportunity to polish up their ideas with Nike and NBA and WNBA teams.

If lucky, some Game Growers teams will be chosen to exhibit their ideas at the 2020 WNBA Draft, which will be in New York City next April.

 

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Air Jordan 7-Women’s Only Exclusive Patent Leather Jordan Brand Kicks

Raptors Release: 2019 Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather

The Air Jordan 7 originally released in 1992 and was once again designed by Tinker Hatfield. Unlike the previous four models, the 7 did away with the visible Air unit in the heel and “Nike Air” logo on the heel. They featured a Huarache-like neoprene inner bootie and colorful geometric detailing inspired by West African Tribal culture.

Five original colorways of the 7 were released, including the first Olympic-inspired version, which Michael Jordan wore during the 1992 Summer Olympic Games as a part of the “Dream Team.” This pair also featured Jordan’s Olympic number “9” in place of  ‘23’ on the back triangle piece.

The Air Jordan 7 Retro
made its debut in 2002. It was short-lived, as only two colorways were
released. One pair came in the original “Charcoal” colorway, while the
other came in an all-new Retro+ style. This version, the “French Blue” edition, brought the first new colorway to the model since it was originally released and also featured a new leather tongue.

 

The 7 Retro returned two years later 2004. This one-off release release saw the the original “Olympic” colorway
come back for the first time. In 2006, the 7 Retro would finally get a
full run, with six colorways releasing. The run started off with two
“LS” editions, followed by the return of the original “Cardinal” colorway and an all-new women’s exclusive.

In 2008, the original “Hare” colorway returned as a part of the Jordan 16/7 Collezione “Countdown” Pack. Also releasing that year was a limited “Olympic Celebration” colorway inspired by Joan Miro, a famous Spanish painter.

The following year saw the the 7 release in two colorways for the second “DMP” of the year. Made to commemorate Michael Jordan’s 60+ point game against the Orlando Magic in 1993, the pack included the OG ‘Charcoal’ colorway representing the Bulls, along with a new white, royal and black colorway for the Magic.

For the World Basketball Festival
in 2010, Jordan Brand brought back the “Olympic: Air Jordan 7 Retro for
the second time.

This time, they featured a gold heart-shaped “For The Love Of The Game” logo
embroidered on the heels. Also released in 2010 was an all-new Premio
colorway, which was the third release from Jordan Brand’s “Bin23” Collection.

In 2011, the Air Jordan 7 Retro would have its second full run with four releases. The original “Bordeaux” colorway,
one of the year’s most popular releases, was retroed for the first
time. Additionally, the “Cardinals” saw another re-release, along with
two new colorways, including a “Year of the Rabbit” edition inspired by the Chinese zodiac.

The Air Jordan 7 Retro came back again one year later in 2012 with a
five colorway run. Jordan Brand brought back the “Olympics” for a third
retro, this time true-to-the-OG (sans the “FTLOG” logo on the heels).
Also, two “J2K” editions were released featuring redesigned woven uppers. Paying homage to the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Summer Olympics, a “Golden Moments” Pack was released, featuring both the Jordan 6 and Jordan 7. The final 7 Retro of the year was the third “Charcoal” re-release.

First  Released Toronto Raptors  Air Jordan

 

Jordan Brand colorways were originall mostly in
Chicago Bulls colors used on Air Jordans. Now that Michael Jordan is retired the current NBA Champions has its own pastelle which is in the Toronto Raptors team colors.

Originally making its debut on the Air Jordan 7,
which MJ would wear during road games, the release earned its nickname
“Raptors” due to its similarity to the color scheme of the Toronto
Raptors.

The latest release dropped during the 2019 NBA Finals with the “Raptors” Air Jordan 4 that came with Drake’s signature as a limited edition re-release of the colorway.

It’s hard to choose between both “Raptors”
Air Jordan releases

Raptors Influence on Patent Leather Air Jordan 7

Jordan Brand will be releasing a number of all-new Air Jordans in October, including the Travis Scott
Air Jordan 6 collab and the highly anticipated “Reverse Taxi” Air
Jordan 12. Additionally, there’s a brand new women’s Air Jordan 7 in the
works, featuring a glossy, black patent leather upper.

As seen in
the official photos that have already surfaced, the upcoming
colorway borrows design cues from the beloved “Raptors” Air Jordan 7,
which last released in 2012.

Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather/Nike

The
kicks come equipped with with the familiar purple and red detailing, as
well as a combination of grey tones on the tongue. Sneakerheads are
surely hoping that Jordan Brand will retro the classic Raptors 7s, but
this patent leather rendition will have to suffice for now.

The patent leather Raptors Air Jordan 7 will be a women’s-exclusive.

 

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Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather/Nike

Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather/Nike

Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather/Nike

Air Jordan 7 Patent Leather/Nike

Raptors AJ7 Releasing
Patent Leather On Halloween 2019.

The beloved “Raptors” Air Jordan 7 is returning to eBay October 2019 .

Instead
of the familiar nubuck construction, the kicks will come equipped with
glossy, patent leather overlays. As is tradition, the Raptors style 7s
will come loaded with the familiar purple and red detailing, as well
as a combination of grey tones on the tongue. Sneakerheads are surely
hoping that Jordan Brand will retro the classic Raptors 7s, which last
released in 2012, but this version has patent leather material to floss with.

 

the Air Jordan 4 “Raptors”

 

 

 

 

 

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Air Jordan 4 Raptors make its debut in May  2018.Adorned in the Toronto Raptors
colors.,These kicks were actually  intended to be the next Jordan Brand x Drake
release.

This Air Jordan 4 was suppose to have Drake’s name on the tongue with the same theme as Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 4 Houston Oilers
that’s scheduled for June. Both rappers were intended to pay homage to
their home teams using the Air Jordan 4 dressed in their team colors
and artists name on the shoes.

Drake unfortunately teamed up with Adidas.The previous Nike Colloabo release never happened . However we got a retail version of the
“Raptors” Air Jordan 4 minus rap and hip hop mogul Drake

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Air Jordan 4 NRG “Raptors”
Color: Black/University Red-Court Purple
Style Code: AQ3816-056
Release Date: May 2018
Price: $190

UPDATE: Nike has uploaded Drake’s version of the Air
Jordan 4 “Raptors” which will no longer be releasing. Instead, the
retail pair will not included his signature on the tongues.

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Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Drake Air Jordan 4 Retro Raptors AQ3816-056

Insider’s  look at the Drake’s original Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” on the
left with his signature on the tongue. The right side is the Jordan
Brand retail version since Drake is no longer with Nike.

Drake Raptors Air Jordan 4 Release Info

Drake Air Jordan 4 NRG Raptors

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Air Jordan 7 has been relaxing in the shadows since a collaborative Patta iteration released globally back in June, but it’s set to step back into the spotlight this October with a fresh women’s makeup that boasts a brand-new patent leather construction and bright accents. As the AJ7  typically utilizes a smooth nubuck for its base layer, the material  switch-up to a glossy full patent black leather provides a striking  alternate look that’s undeniably bold. The tongue adds two shades of  grey into the mix, and further embellishments are offered by colorful pops of orange and purple on the upper’s branded hits, the heel tab, the midsole’s signature jagged peaks, and the outsole, which also injects asmall dose of maize to complete the look.

Air Jordan 7 Black Patent Leather On Feet

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Air Jordan 7 WMNS Black Patent Leather 313358-006 Release Date Info

 

The Air Jordan 7 ‘Black Patent Leather’ is a new women’s release that will launch during the Fall 2019 season.

Looking closer this Air Jordan 7
comes highlighted with Black Patent leather across the upper while both
Orange and Purple detailing is seen on the tongue branding, Jumpman on
the ankle, midsole and heel. Completing the look is accents of Yellow on
the outsole.

Air Jordan 7 WMNS Black Patent Leather Release Details

You can expect the Air Jordan 7 WMNS ‘Black Patent Leather’ to release at select retailers and online at ,eBay

on October 31st. Retail price is set at $190. Below you can check out more images for a closer look.

Air Jordan 7 WMNS
Color: Black/Anthracite-Smoke Grey-Bright Crimson
Release Date: October 31, 2019
Style Number: 313358-006
Price: $190 eBay

 

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has amazing deals on the best products.I hoped you enjoyed the Air Jordan 7-Women’s Only Exclusive Patent Leather Jordan Brand Kicks article and if you have any questions want to leave a
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