CLOT, the Hong Kong-based streetwear label, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of collaborations, including a triple-collab with Nike and fragment design. The CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK is the latest addition to their collection, set to release on May 19, 2023.
The sneaker is inspired by Hiroshi Fujiwara's favorite CLOT shoe of the last two decades—the CLOT x Nike Silk Air Force 1, also known as the "White Silk" from 2018. The CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK features an all-white silk upper patterned with CLOT's iconic Silk Royale, set on an opaque sole for a clean look. The tongue, lace stay, and branding on the heel tab are rendered in black, resulting in the striking black and white colorway inspired by pandas, which Fujiwara fondly recalled visiting with Chen at the Chengdu reservation. Like CLOT's previous Silk series collaboration with Nike, the upper of the CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK features a removable top layer with hidden details underneath. This pioneering tear-away concept, which began with ‘1World’ in 2009, is a nod to CLOT's philosophy of going beyond the surface and discovering deeper layers of meaning.
CLOT founder and creative director Edison Chen expressed his
admiration for his long-time collaborator and friend Hiroshi Fujiwara,
"Contrary to what some may think, our conversations rarely revolve around
work. Most of the projects that come from me and Hiroshi, they're very organic.
This project is very rare. I think we trust each other enough that we have a
level of standard, and it just moves."
Hiroshi Fujiwara, on the other hand, describes their collaborations as a conversation, "It’s never really a collaboration, it’s a conversation. We don't have any middle person, even when we do Nike. Just me and him, that’s really easy."
The CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK comes with black and
blue laces for styling purposes, and each pair features the CLOT20 logo on the
insole, marking it as a special release. To complete the look, the accompanying
capsule collection comprises t-shirts and hoodies in matching black and white
colorways and panda-themed graphics.
The release of the CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK will
be via a raffle system available in select JUICE stores worldwide. All details we be up here.
To celebrate the launch of this commemorative creation, CLOT will host a pop-up in Tokyo.
In summary, the CLOT X FRAGMENT DESIGN X NIKE DUNK is a
highly anticipated triple-collab sneaker, celebrating CLOT's 20th anniversary
with Nike and fragment design. The sneaker features a tear-away upper with
hidden details, CLOT's iconic Silk Royale pattern, and an all-white silk upper
with black accents inspired by pandas. The release will be available via
raffle, with accompanying capsule collection featuring t-shirts and hoodies in
matching colorways. Get ready for this limited edition release that represents
the perfect blend of East and West.