Nike‘s customisation platform has often been used as a podium to let artists worldwide tell their stories, and Poppy’s tale is centred around two different things: the vibrant colours found in traditional African beaded bracelets and the omnipresent beauty salon posters that can be found on the streets of her Joburg hometown.
Poppy's work has been seen on everything from the Soweto Towers and the first custom African basketball court, to bags with Pond's and labels for Odd Bins - and it's so great to see her go on to achieve this massive collaboration with one of the world's biggest brands. It's only the start!
Karabo Poppy's customisable Air Force 1 collection goes live this Thursday 7 November here. Prices are still to be confirmed though.
Got to be a part of the first custom basketball court designs in AFRICA 🏀✍🏾! Worked with @futurajoburg, @nike, @lucky_lady_luke and @falko1graffiti to put these courts together. We even got a feature on @hypecourts and @hypebeast. Make sure to head over to Zoo Lake in Johannesburg to see the courts. — — — #BattleForceJHB #ZooLake #Nike #Basketball #StreetArt #KaraboPoppy #Johannesburg #HypeCourts #HypeBeast #Hypebae #WomenInIllustration #Illustration #Design #Crocodile #Cheetah #BattleForce #SouthAfrica