Expanding the culture of basketball for a new generation, choreographer, singer, actress and artist Teyana Taylor is releasing her first capsule collection with Jordan Brand.
For the collaboration, Teyana Taylor celebrates anyone who’s overcome a struggle. Like roses that grow from cracks in concrete, there’s no boxing you in and nowhere you can’t flourish. Her pieces channel early-2000s New York aesthetic and Jordan DNA for balanced looks that are equal parts street and sporty.
Infused with Teyana Taylor’s boundless creativity and signature Jordan design DNA, Teyana takes the iconic AJ1 and embellishes it with daring details. Check out the thorns embroidered on one Swoosh, while the other Swoosh dips onto the midsole. Notice the x’s on the toe box and the upper. Reveal a special message when you unlace the top two eyelets. Packaged together, you get something greater than its parts: a bold and beautiful pair of kicks.
Teyana said of the collaboration, “Dreams and fairytales are more realistic than the mind perceives it be. A tangible dream is simply a non-fictional fairytale. As a dreamer, I was often afraid to join life’s magic on the dance floor until I truly started believing myself. Growing up, I was not the typical girl or kid for that matter. I knew life had more to offer. This sneaker represents not only my story, but it represents everyone who has a dream. Be brave enough to be different, and allow life and TIME to Evolve You.
This is my love letter to Harlem and all of the dreamers around the world.”
Check out the collection here.