This year marks the 35th anniversary of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 – the world’s most recognisable sneaker born on the hardwood floors of the basketball court. In honour of this, Nike will be delivering exciting new collaborations to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Nike Air Force 1.
Nike has collaborated with two local designers to deconstruct and reconstruct a collection of triple-black and triple-white AF1’s. For the first time in South Africa, sneaker heads and fashionistas alike will have the chance to own a custom-made and exclusive pair of locally designed Nike AF1s. Nokana “Dodo” Mojapelo, aka Docc Collect, and Danielle Clough, aka Fiance Knowles, have each created a collection of 12 one-of-a-kind sneakers. Each shoe in the collections will be identifiable by the designers’ unique touch and no two pairs are the same.
The limited edition collections will be auctioned on our online store - “White Out” by Fiance Knowles on 27 November and “Black Out” by Docc Collect on the 2nd December. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Zoolake court upkeep.
The bidding page will be available here - stay tuned for more details!
Who is Fiance Knowles?
As a photographer-designer-vj-embroiderer, Danielle Clough has lived a life forever bound to the hyphen. Her combined interest in visual art, music and the South African street culture scene led to an experimental stint turned niche gig creating visuals for live music events. Using the stage name Fiance Knowles, Dee has performed with local artists Haezer, PH Fat, Hugh Masekela and internationals acts such as the Allah Las, Mick Jenkins, Cid Rim, The Black Lips and Black Sun Empire. She has played a bunch of music festivals you’ve probably never heard of if you’re over 45 and your primary music listening preference is Jazz (If not, see: Rocking the Daisies, Grietfest, Synergy, CTEMF, Nuworld Fest.)
Who is Nokana “Dodo” Mojapelo?
Nokana Mojapelo, rapper, stylist and founder of DOCC, short for Dream Of Causing Commotion, is a bold and unconventional Pretoria-based streetwear brand which speaks to a new generation of fashion cool kids in South Africa. A poster child for DIY, rebelliously inspired cultural entrepreneurs who are forced to create out of pure necessity, Nokana is from that generation of youth who view the world as a playground. It's also ground he's looking to conquer, and by embodying the energy of his surroundings and accessing his past like an archive.